Image taken at the 2000 Yarra Valley (Healesville) Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts participants convening in the main hall of the Healesville TAFE. During the opening ceremony to this Gathering a series of balloons were released and a traditional Aboriginal smoking ceremony was held to welcome participants.
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.

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The audience with balloons at the 2000 Yarra Valley Women on Farms Gathering (WOFG), The balloons were white, yellow and purple - women colours - and were released as an indigenous women walked around smoking the audience. Julie Van Twest is standing.

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Colour Digital Photograph.

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