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Digital Photograph - Singing Workshop, Women on Farms Gathering, Yarram, 2003 Image Reg. No: MM 90713

Summary:
Image taken at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering during a singing workshop. Participants of this workshop learnt a selection of songs that were later performed on stage during the Saturday night dinner.
Description:
Colour Digital Photograph
Statement Of Significance:
Workshops have been a regular feature of all Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings ever since the first Gathering in Warragul in 1990. At the inaugural 1990 Gathering, workshops were inspired by the farm skills courses that had been running around Victoria during the late 1980s and that had been the forerunner to the first Gathering. These workshops were very hands-on and focused predominately on enhancing the practical farm skills of the women that participated. However, as the Gatherings themselves evolved to include a range of broader rurally based activities and issues, workshops too became more diverse and began to include a range of non-farming educational opportunities. Whatever their focus, all workshops have aimed to educate, inspire, up skill and rejuvenate the women that partake. Situated in the wider context of the rural women's movement in Australia, these workshops represent a collective move by rural women to educate themselves about farming and other enterprises, raise their public profile and in doing so, to challenge the dominant representation of rural Australia as a male domain.
Description Of Content:
Participants socialise and relax at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Val Colbert, 2006
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: agriculture, leisure, rural life, social activities, friendships, farms, conferences, rural women, women on farms gatherings, singing, agricultural farming organisations
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)
People Depicted: Jarvis, Ann; Winsome Anderson
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; JPEG
Place & Date Depicted: Yarram, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 2003
Creator: Ms Val Colbert, Yarram, South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 2003

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