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Icon - Model Farm Gate, Women on Farms Gathering, Berriwillock, 4-6 Apr 2008 Object Reg. No: HT 21410

Icon created for and displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Berriwillock, 2008. This model farm gate was commissioned by the Women on Farms Gathering committee, Berriwillock, 2008. It was made by a teacher at the local school and was based on the graphic logo of the Berriwillock Gathering. This icon was symbolically handed over to the 2009 organising committee from Warragul at a ceremony on the last day of the Berriwillock Gathering, April 6, 2008.

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.
Model of double farm gates and barbed wire fencing. Constructed from wood, wire and mallee dirt.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Allison Watson - Women on Farms Gathering Committee - Berriwillock, 2008
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 90 mm (Height), 385 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural life, work, women on farms gatherings, rural victoria, community groups, community organisations, gender roles, rural women, farming information
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 2008 Berriwillock WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: symbolic objects
Inscriptions: Written on base: John Wright/SEA LAKE 2008.
Commissioned By: Women on Farms Gathering Committee - Berriwillock, Berriwillock, Victoria, Australia, 2008
Place & Date Used: Berriwillock, Australia, 6 Apr 2008-8 Apr 2008

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