Badge worn by participants at the 1997 Bendigo Women on Farms Gathering, with logo/theme 'Over the fence - Across the World'. The badges came in different colours, including white, yellow and blue.

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Light blue badge with circular design depicting a woman in the centre and city buildings, grazing stock and a post and rail fence, surrounded with logo 'Over the fence - across the world, Bendigo, 1997'.


The badge from the Bendigo Gathering symbolises unity and rural sisterhood across the farming sector, and indicates a sense of connection with rural women across the world. This Gathering occurred in 1997, a few years following the Melbourne International Conference on Women in Agriculture, and reflected the number of Australian women who had been involved in international forums and conferences. The Bendigo theme, 'Over the Fence - Across the World' was concerned with redefining the boundaries of activities and interests, beyond the local to the global.

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