Digital Photograph - Audience Holding Hands, Women on Farms Gathering, Tallangatta, 1993 Image Reg. No: MM 91591

Colour digital photograph taken at the 1993 Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering. This photograph depicts the audience participation in the final celebration of the Gathering's theme 'Unity with Diversity', held on Sunday morning at the Women on Farms Gathering, Tallangatta, 4th April 1993. As part of this final 'multi faith' celebration, committee member Barbara Richards led a meditation on spirituality in women's lives. Another committee member Elaine Paton then read a modified prayer 'The Wire Fence', written by French priest Michael Quoist. This picture shows the women holding hands to make ' the fence'.

The prayer 'The Wire Fence' by Michael Quoist:

The wires are holding hands around the holes;
To avoid breaking the ring,
They hold tight the neighbouring wrist,
And it's thus that with holes they make a fence.

Creator, there are lots of holes in my life.
There are some in the lives of my neighbours.
But if you wish we shall hold hands,
We shall hold very tight
And together we shall make
A fine roll of fence to adorn Australia.
Digital colour photograph.
Description Of Content:
Audience members holding hands during the Sunday morning celebrations at the 1993 Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering.
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: politics, agriculture, rural life, gender issues, globalisation, work, rural women, women on farms gatherings
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 1993 Tallangatta - 'Aussie Women Farmers: We Are One!', 1993 Tallangatta WoFG
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 of Event: Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 02 Apr 1993-04 Apr 1993

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