Photograph taken at the 1991 Sea Lake Women on Farms Gathering depicting women participating in a workshop, 'Conservation and Environmental Issues'. One of the explicit aims of the Sea Lake Gathering was to 'enable women to go back to their communities and families with increased knowledge of the resources that can be accessed', and the workshops were aimed at facilitating this aim. According to an evaluation survey that was conducted at the end of the Gathering, 'the response of the participants was overwhelming positive and indicated that the skills, knowledge and experience gained would be put into practice in their own enterprises, families and communities.' Conservation and environmental issues were of particular importance considering the ongoing drought and rural downturn that was being experienced in the Sea Lake and greater Mallee region during the early 1990s.
Part of Museums Victoria's Invisible Farmer Project Collection. The Invisible Farmer Project was the largest ever study of Australian women on the land, uncovering the histories and stories of Australian women in agriculture. It began as a pilot project (2015-2016) and evolved into a three year (2017-2020) nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academic, government and cultural organisations, funded by the Australian Research Council.the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.

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Two woman giving a presentation on Landcare during an environmental workshop at the 1991 Sea Lake Women on Farms Gathering.

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Digital Colour Photograph.

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