Cloth carry bag used by delegates at the1996 Ararat Women on Farms Gathering. This bag was given to participants at the beginning of the Gathering during registration and contained a range of local pamphlets, tourist information and samples of regional produce.

Physical Description

Natural cotton rectangular carry bag with shoulder strap. Dark green screen printing on both sides depicting a diamond shaped logo with a woman in a wide brimmed hat surrounded by sheep, crops, cattle and wine on one side, and block printed text on the other.


A key feature that unites all Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings is the tradition of giving gifts and souvenirs to participants. These gifts are usually sourced from the region that the Gathering is held and include local foodstuffs, pamphlets and handcrafted goods. They are usually handed to participants at the beginning of the Gathering during registration, and are often contained within a bag, such as this 1996 Ararat Gathering bag. This tradition of gift-giving allows the local organising committee to showcase their region's produce, as well as to make their guests feel welcome from the outset of the Gathering weekend.

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