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Digital Photograph - Sheep Dairy Tour, Women on Farms Gathering, Ararat, 1996 Image Reg. No: MM 91573

Photograph taken at the 1996 Ararat Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts two women receiving a lesson about sheep farming during a tour to Grampians Pure Sheep Dairy in Glenthompson.
Black and White Digital Photograph
Statement Of Significance:
Tours have been a central feature of the Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings ever since the first tour, which was held at the 1991 Sea Lake Gathering. The purpose of tours is to give participants the opportunity to witness local farming practices and in doing so, to learn new skills and diversify their knowledge base. In the early 1990s the tours were mostly restricted to farm-based tours. However, as the Gatherings themselves evolved to include a range of broader rurally based activities and issues, tours too stated to become more diverse and include a range of non-farming educational opportunities. These tours are significant to the Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings, and also more generally in terms of their place in Australia's rural and social history. Situated in the wider context of the rural women's movement in Australia, these tours represent a collective move by rural women to educate themselves about farming enterprise, raise their public profile and in doing so, to challenge the dominant representation of rural Australia as a male domain.
Description Of Content:
Two women and a man stand in a fenced paddock with three sheep, on a property near Ararat. 'Responsive Sheepdogs' workshop at the 1996 Ararat Women on Farms Gathering. Lucy Richardson (Willaura) and Tim Austin (sheepdog trainer and kelpie stud owner, Elfindale Kelpies).
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Beryl Taylor, 2006
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: farm animals, agriculture, rural victoria, rural life, community groups, dinners, friendships, farms, conferences, rural women, women on farms gatherings
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 1996 Ararat WoFG, 1997 Bendigo WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black and White; JPEG
Place & Date of Event: Ararat, Victoria, Australia, 1996
Place & Date Depicted: Glenthompson, Victoria, Australia, 1996

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