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Icon - Rock, Women on Farms Gathering, Shepparton, 2007 Object Reg. No: HT 18696

Rock which is part of a suite of three icons selected by the organising committee of the Women on Farms Gathering, Shepparton, 2007. The rock came from the wall of the Sugar Loaf Dam, built in the 1930's. The dam wall is not normally seen as the water in the reservoir usually covers it with thousands of gigalitres of water. It was selected to represent the committee's journey to host this event during a "one in a 100 year" drought.

The closing of each Gathering and the anticipation of the next is celebrated with a formal 'baton changing' ritual, where a symbolic 'icon' is handed over from one organising committee to the next. Each item represents a story or message of some of the key themes and issues, which have shaped the meaning and experience of these women's rural identity.
Piece of rock with grey and terra cotta colouring.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Rein Silverstein - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Shepparton Committee, 2007
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 40 mm (Height), 150 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: women s issues, agriculture, rural life, gender issues, work, women s movement, women on farms gatherings
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 2007 Shepparton WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: symbolic objects
Organiser of Event: Robin Pettigrew - Women on Farms Gathering, Bunbartha, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Organiser of Event: Rein Silverstein - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Shepparton Committee, Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 2007
Place & Date Used: Shepparton, Victoria, Australia, 2007

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