Extraordinary women find their place in new exhibition

An exhibition highlighting extraordinary women opened in Clunes on Sunday.

Aunty Fay Carter is featured in an exhibition at Clunes highlighting the extraordinary achievements of women.

Her Place: Women of Influence is being displayed at The Warehouse in Fraser Street and features 10 iconic women who have influenced others or have made a difference in people’s lives.

Profiles include long-time Tren- tham doctor, Gweneth Wisewould, CFA volunteer Pat Bigham AFSM, Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung Senior Elder Aunty Fay Carter, Victoria’s first female premier Joan Kirner AC and farmer and mentor of women in agriculture, Val Lang AM.

Other featured women include Australia’s first female commercial airline pilot, Deborah Lawrie (Wardley), Australia’s first female electrical engineer, Florence McKenzie OBE, Somali community activist Halima Mohamed, the first female Australian to climb Mt Everest Brigitte Muir OAM and the first female AFL coach, Peta Searle.

For each of the profiled women there is a short biography, video portrait and artefacts.

The exhibition will feature at The Warehouse until September 3.

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