Summary

Image taken at the 1992 Numurkah Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts participants involved in an irrigation tour in the township of Katunga, south of Numurkah. Explanations were given to the group of women on the function of a Petheridge irrigation wheel.

Irrigation is central to the region within which the Nurmurkah Gathering was held, and this tour provided participants with an opporuntity to learn about local irrigation practices. According to the 1992 Numurkah Gathering Proceedings, 'the highlight of the weekend for many participants appeared to be the tours. People new to the area were enthralled with the way things operate in the area.'
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.

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A group of women stand outdoors by a dam recieving a lesson about irrigation practices during the 1992 Numurkah Women on Farms Gathering.

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Digital Photograph.

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