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Icon - Farm Work Boot, Women on Farms Gathering, Warragul, 1999 Reg. No: HT 1423
- Icon created for and displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Warragul 1999.
'The boot was chosen to signify "Stepping into the Future", as we were about to step into the new millennium and the modernising of farm techniques. The boot was worn at the first tractor driving course in 1989 [by Win Macreadie]. It was then worn around the farm and after a good polish, by a WOF member to the Women on Farms Activities.' Evelyn Lillie, member of the West Gippsland Women on Farms.
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.
- Acquisition Information:
- Loan & Subsequent Donation from Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, 2002
|Dimensions:||165 mm (Height), 115 mm (Width), 285 mm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||agriculture, rural life, work, footwear, rural victoria, community groups, community organisations, gender roles, rural women, women on farms gatherings, farming information|
|Themes this item is part of:||Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings - What is a Gathering?, 1999 Warragul WoFG, Poetry and Song - The Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings|
|Primary Classification:||AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE|
|Secondary Classification:||Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering|
|Tertiary Classification:||symbolic objects|
|Commissioned By:||Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Warragul, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1999|
|Original Owner:||Win Macreadie - Women on Farms, West Gippsland, Warragul, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1999|
http://www.wofgcollection.org.au/About.aspx, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
http://cv.vic.gov.au/#, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
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