RECOGNITION FOR REGIONAL AND RURAL WOMEN - Her Place Women’s Museum Australia Exhibition - Morwell Library 1–20 October. Harriet Shing, Member for Eastern Victoria Region will open the exhibition on Thursday 4 October 4pm.
#onedayourplinthwillcome, the campaign launched in August by Kathy Lette and Annabel Crabb for more statues to commemorate history’s ‘badass women’, should look first to Australia’s regions, says Mary Stuart, who chairs Her Place Women’s Museum Australia.
Ten women are featured including : Sallie Jones, co-founder of milk brand Gippsland Jersey; Aunty Bess Yarram and Alma Thorpe, Aboriginal leaders with long connections to Morwell. For each of the profiled women, there is a short biography, video portrait and artefacts.
Seven of the women featured in the exhibition have been inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. http://www.vic.gov.au/women/women-s-leadership/victorian-honour-roll-of-women.html