This image is one of ten photographs of Amelia Bright and her daughter Hazel at Fish Creek taken by Catherine Forge on 24 October 2016 as part of the Invisible Farmer Project.
This particular image shows Amelia Bright erecting a rope barrier for the pigs on her farm, with her daughter Hazel smiling and resting comfortably on her mother's back.
Born in 1988 in Wonthaggi, Amelia Bright describes herself as a "non-generational farmer" who proudly married into the lifestyle. She and her husband, along with their 12 month old daughter Hazel, own and operate Amber Creek Farm: 165 acres of farmland in Fish Creek where approximately 100 pigs are cared for and raised. Amelia Bright is representative of many contemporary women in agriculture who speak passionately about sustainability, land use, ethical and regenerative farming practices, animal welfare, consumer-producer relationships, 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 standing in a grassy field with a child on her back, as she holds a striped rope
Digital Still Image, Colour
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