‘Nameless, faceless, [women’s] stories become communal, not concerned with individuals, dates and deeds but with growth, community and connection.’
– Raylene Brown, Women at the Edge
WHGNE collaborated with The Wheeler Centre to plan and stage the first of a five-event series, Women at the Edge, in March 2020.
Five remarkable women – Liz Conor, Robynne Nelson, Raylene Brown, Dr Jacqui Durrant and Alana Johnson – took to the stage at Women at the Edge: History and Beyond in Beechworth, sharing their insights, experience and knowledge of history with a 120–strong audience.
Each speaker brought a unique perspective to the discussion, but all emphasised the way mainstream history has been used as a tool of patriarchal culture. Women’s stories and experiences – though perhaps unwritten – have been strong threads that stitch together families, communities and cultures.