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Digital Photograph - Felting Workshop, Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham, 2004 Image Reg. No: MM 90768

Summary:
Photograph taken at the 2004 Horsham Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts a group of women participating in a felting workshop.
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, raise their public profile and in doing so, to challenge the dominant representation of rural Australia as a male domain.
Description Of Content:
Five women around a table partake in a felting workshop at the 2004 Horsham Women on Farms Gathering.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Buffy Harrison, 2006
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: farm animals, agriculture, workshops, rural victoria, rural life, farms, conferences, rural women, women s associations, women on farms gatherings, relaxation
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 2004 Horsham WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
People Depicted: Leatham, Sandy
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; JPEG
Place & Date Depicted: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Place & Date of Event: Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004

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