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1997 Bendigo - 'Over the Fence' excerpt from Gathering Speech
Image: Audience at the 1997 Bendigo Women on Farms Gathering
Source: Museum Victoria
Gathering : 1997 Bendigo Gathering.
Author: Dorothy Dunn - Speaker at the Bendigo Gathering and President of Australian Women in Agriculture at the time.
We've come a long way...
Women on farms are no longer invisible.
Our fence has been a cultural barrier.
A farmer in white man's history was male,
and ours has been a white man's history-
women's work has not been recorded.
We have tried to get over the fence,
under the fence,
through the fence,
around the fence.
We hadn't noticed that the cultural barriers are electric.
We've had shocks, and burns, in our attempts to get out.
Isolated on farms we were invisible,
but we got together
and we couldn't be ignored-
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Patch presented in 1997 by the Bendigo Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The hand-painted logo shows a woman looking past the farm ga ...Images: 1
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