Women, history and the land

This photo Rising Mists, Echo Point, Blue Mountains, NSW was taken by Charles Barrett around 1930. Its part of a touring exhibition highlighting the experiences of women in the Australian landscape.

The travelling exhibition Making a Place for Herself: Womens experience of landscapes and national parks is about womens landscapes, some contained in national parks, some on private lands. Places that women have worked and walked in, written about and painted, and places that have shaped and been shaped by womens lives.

This exhibition is on display at the Cape Byron Lighthouse until April 30.

In this exhibition you will meet women of diverse backgrounds, interests and experience. said Cape Byron Reserve manager, Sue Walker. They explain how they made a place for themselves in the landscape. The exhibition provides a new approach to understanding and promoting womens history and womens experience of landscape.

The landscape provides spiritual refreshment for many women. Its the wellspring from which they draw their identity, strength and inspiration their bloods country.


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