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Digital Photograph - Participants at Dinner, Women on Farms Gathering, Yarra Valley (Healesville), 2000 Image Reg. No: MM 90584

Summary:
Photograph taken at the 2000 Yarra Valley (Healesville) Gathering. This photograph depicts attendees enjoying themselves at the Saturday night celebratory dinner, which was held at De Bortoli's Winery and featured local produce. During this dinner, television personality Bridget Adams spoke of her life on a cattle station in Central Queensland, as well as her experience of working as a television presenter for 'The Great Outdoors.' Women were also entertained by a performance of the song, 'Dare to Dream', which was written by Briony King to reflect the Gathering's theme, "Dare to Dream: Women Farming the New Millennium."
Description:
Colour Digital Photograph
Statement Of Significance:
Celebratory dinners are a regular feature of the Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings. During these dinners women feast on local produce and wines and are also entertained with women?s stories, speeches and performances, which have included songs, theatricals, fashion parades, comedy skits and dances. Often these performances have carried an underlying message about rural life from a woman?s perspective, touching on a range of themes including farm succession, gender equality, community, work, and family life. The celebratory dinners provide an informal occasion for networking, sharing ideas and developing new friendships. They also allow women from across Victoria to relax, rejuvenate and recharge their batteries. Situated in the wider context of the rural women's movement in Australia, these dinners exemplify the importance of communication to the lives of rural women, as well as the varied ways in which women have networked, celebrated their lives and affirmed their rural identities
Description Of Content:
Attendees enjoying themselves at the Saturday night dinnery during the 2000 Yarra Valley Women on Farms Gathering. L-R Back row: Minnie Kee from Yarram; Megan Jenkinson from Warragul. Front: unknown; unknown; Joy Brand from Warragul.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Beryl Taylor, 2006
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agriculture, leisure, wine, rural victoria, rural life, viticulture winemaking, wineries, work, community groups, community organisations, gender roles, friendships, conferences, rural women, women on farms gatherings, farming information
Themes this item is part of: Leisure Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; JPEG
Place & Date Depicted: Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 2000
Creator: Ms. Beryl Taylor, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia, 2000

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