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Digital Photograph - Woman at Welding Workshop, Women on Farms Gathering, Glenormiston, 1994 Image Reg. No: MM 91586

Black and white digital photograph depicting a woman participating in a welding workshop at the 1994 Glenormiston Women on Farms Gathering.
Black and White 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 enterprise, raise their public profile and in doing so, to challenge the dominant representation of rural Australia as a male domain.
Description Of Content:
Women wearing denim shorts, flannel shirt, heavy boots, long leather apron and goggles holding a welding torch over a tall metal tray.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural victoria, rural life, community groups, community organisations, conferences, rural women, women on farms gatherings, farming information, welding, women s associations, agricultural farming organisations
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: images (to be classified)
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; JPEG
Place & Date Depicted: Glenormiston, Victoria, Australia, 1994
Place & Date of Event: Glenormiston, Victoria, Australia, 1994

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