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Icon - Cogs from Harvester, Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham, 2004 Object Reg. No: HT 5036

Icon created for and displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham 2004.

The organisers of the Horsham gathering chose two interwoven cogs from a 'well used' Shearer grain harvester to 'symbolise how women are the cogs that keep the community turning'. Created by Ros and Alan MacInnes.

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:
Donation from Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, 2004
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 152.00 mm (Height), 120.00 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Measurement From Conservation.

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Tagged with: agriculture, gender issues, globalisation, harvesting equipment components, politics, rural life, work
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 2004 Horsham WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: symbolic objects
Creator: Ros MacInnes, Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Creator: Alan MacInnes, Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004
Commissioned By: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham, Victoria, Australia, 2004
References: http://www.wofgcollection.org.au/About.aspx, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
http://cv.vic.gov.au/#, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
  1. [Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. "Rural women reclaiming their place through symbols, stories and rituals"., 2008
  2. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza & Diffey, Rhonda. 2006. "Motherboards and desert sands: stories of Australian rural women" Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies., 2006
  3. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 2006. "Creating collaborative living history; the case of the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Collection", History Australia., 2006

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