Pair of red leather work boots, elastic sided, rubber soled workboots, apparently painted/dyed red over original tan leather. Made by Blundstone. Worn a by Benalla Women on Farms Gathering committee member.
Since 1990, women farmers have met at Women on Farm Gatherings throughout Victoria to 'share common interests, exchange information, celebrate their contribution to their farms and communities, and regenerate their energies in the face of continuing rural crises'.
This item is part of Museums Victoria's Invisible Farmer Project Collection. The Invisible Farmer Project was the largest ever study of Australian women on the land, uncovering the histories and stories of Australian women in agriculture. It began as a pilot project (2015-2016) and evolved into a three year (2017-2020) nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academic, government and cultural organisations, funded by the Australian Research Council.the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.
Blundstone brand, elastic sided, rubber soled workboots, apparently painted/dyed red over original tan leather. Branded tape loops at top opening assist with pulling boots on to the foot. Heavy moulded soles, marked Blundstone and size 8.
These items were worn by the Benalla organising committee during the Gathering, and were used to promote the Benalla Gathering at the Horsham Gathering in 2004.
Donation from Ms. Kerry Wilson - Women on Farms Gathering Benalla, 30 May 2005
Tag on boots: Blundstone/SINCE 1870.
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