For close to a year, the women of Henty have been busy embroidering calico bonnets. The town are taking part in an art project, which started in Tasmania. The ultimate aim is to create over 25,000 bonnets, one for each woman who came out to Australia as a convict.
Yvonne Booth has spearheaded the project in her town, having discovered the project whilst on holidays. Since then, the town has been heavily involved the project, hand embroidering each bonnet with the name of a female convict and the ship on which she arrived.
Since starting the project, the small town of 800+ people, have made close to 100 bonnets. Yvonne Booth is proud of the contribution her town has made to the project, with bonnets being made around the world.