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AWiA General Meeting – Giving it your best shot – Trial and terror in life & Photography by Fiona Lake


Giving it your best shot! Hear Fiona Lake talk trial and terror in life and photography at an AWiA gourmet brunch, Toowoomba Royal Show. Ticket price includes entry to the show on Saturday 1st April, gourmet breakfast and the opportunity to hear from award winning photographer, author and rural advocate Fiona Lake.

For almost 30 years Fiona Lake has been dedicated to explaining the life of ‘out of sight, out of mind’ remote Australian residents, to foster respect, preservation of culture and more equitable government policies.

Fiona’s 3 photographic books feature Australia’s largest cattle stations and thousands of copies have been mailed worldwide. Many of her photographs have won awards and been widely published. The ABC Landline feature on her work screened eleven times.

Career highlights include being invited to speak at the inaugural Farmers on Film festival in the UK and the first Australian appointed to the three-person judging panel for the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists ‘Star Prize for Photography’. Fiona is also one of the few photographers to have had an exhibition opened by the Governor General of Australia (Major General Michael Jeffery, at the Australian Stockmen’s Hall of Fame). She is this year’s Qld Rural Press Club ‘social media’ award winner.

Fiona’s talk will include examples of her ‘trial and terror’ entrepreneurial habits; triumphing over obstacles (even if such persistence borders on crazy), the compromises women make and changes she has seen in the bush. It will be illustrated with favourite images taken across Australia over several decades.

Places are limited. CLICK HERE to secure your spot

For further inquiries, please contact AWiA Board Director Charlotte Aves via email to


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Australian Women in Agriculture is Australia’s peak not-for-profit, voluntary organisation for agricultural women.

Australian Women in Agriculture exists to ensure that agricultural women have the capacity, confidence and channel to be able to have their voice heard, from the dining table to the boardroom table to the political table.

Members are part of a recognised and dedicated national network involved in the development of Australian primary production, rural industries and communities.

AWiA membership reflects all those involved and interested in a positive future for Australian agriculture. They come from all states and represent the diversity of agricultural Australia, including:

  • Farmers
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  • Scientists
  • Educators
  • Students
  • Consultants
  • Service providers

Our members, past and present bring a wealth of talents to the to the organisation and to the agricultural industry.

AWiA is focused on connecting Australia’s agricultural women and providing the means for their participation at all levels of decision making.