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Digital Photograph - Wheat Farm Tour, Sea Lake, 1991 Image Reg. No: MM 91600

Digital photograph taken during a tour at the 1991 Sea Lake Women on Farms Gathering. There was only one tour offered at the Sea Lake Gathering, and it consisted of a walk through a local wheat farm as well as an opportunity to speak with the local farm owners about the hardships that they were enduring. Due to the economic downturn and ongoing drought, the wheat farmers could not afford to purchase the necessary equipment for the tilling of the paddocks, and subsequently they were forced to burn the wheat stubble. According to the Sea Lake Gathering Proceedings, this tour was a highlight and it was decided that future Gatherings should 'integrate farm tours as focal points of the Gathering.' Ever since, tours have continued to be a major feature of the Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings.
Colour Digital Photograph.
Description Of Content:
A woman standing next to farm machinery at a wheat farm tour during the 1991 Sea Lake Gathering.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Beryl Taylor, 2004
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural life, rural women, farm buildings, women s associations, farming methods, women on farms gatherings, agricultural farming organisations
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life 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)
Format: Digital Still Image: Colour; JPEG
Place & Date Depicted: Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Photographer: Ms. Beryl Taylor, Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Person Depicted: Rhonda Weatherhead, Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991

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