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 show Amy Paul holding two chickens while standing next to a chicken coop on her farm in Walkerville. Several other chickens can be seen grazing in the surrounding area.

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 a contemporary woman in agriculture who 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 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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Colour photograph of a woman leaning up against a chicken coop, holding two chickens in her arms, with several other chickens grazing in the surrounding area

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