Icon created for and displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Horsham 2004.

The organisers of the Horsham gathering chose two interwoven cogs from a 'well used' Shearer grain harvester to 'symbolise how women are the cogs that keep the community turning'. Created by Ros and Alan MacInnes.

The closing of each Gathering and the anticipation of the next is celebrated with a formal 'baton changing' ritual, where a symbolic 'icon' is handed over from one organising committee to the next. Each item represents a story or message of some of the key themes and issues, which have shaped the meaning and experience of these women's rural identity.

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