Summary

Photograph taken at the 1998 Ouyen Women on Farms Gathering depicting members of the West Gippsland Women on Farms community sitting around a tractor for their annual photo. This group of women always travel from Gippsland to the Gatherings by coach and over the years many close friendships have been formed. The West Gippsland Women on Farms group was initially formed in Warragul following the inaugural 1990 Warragul Gathering in 1990.
This item is 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.

Description of Content

A group of women from the West Gippsland Women on Farms group posing for a photograph in front of a farm tractor at the 1998 Ouyen Women on Farms Gathering.

Physical Description

Colour Digital Photograph.

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