Summary

This image is one of eight photographs of Amy Paul at Walkerville, Victoria, taken by Catherine Forge on 20 November 2016 as part of the Invisible Farmer Project.

This particular image shows Amy Paul standing in a field holding four chickens in her arms.

Amy Paul developed a passion for organic farming through an ever growing awareness of wellness and nutrition and how it relates to the food we eat. Coming from a beef producing background in Queensland, she and her husband made the decision to relocate their family to Victoria to establish and operate Ruby Hills Organics. Developing their poultry business on certified organic farmland, Amy Paul and her family are now, in her own words, "part of the wheel of change," producing clean and healthy food for the benefit of their family and the wider community. Amy Paul speaks passionately about sustainability, land use, the benefits of organic farming, the farmers' market movement, nutrition and wellness, and the importance of family and community within the farming industry.

This photograph is related to four interviews that were conducted in Gippsland in 2016, with support from the Australia Women in Agriculture Inc. These interviews and photographs form part of the Invisible Farmer Project. A key aim of this project is to redress the absence of rural women in contemporary Australian rural narratives and mainstream histories and museums.

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Colour photograph of a woman standing in a field holding four chickens in her arms, other chickens can be seen grazing on the grass

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Digital photograph

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