Photograph taken at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering depicting some of the canvas bags that were handed out to each participant upon arrival at the Gathering. These bags held local produce, samples, advertising material, a coffee mug and a pen. Many of the participants involved in Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings have collected these registration bags over the years as a keepsake to the Gatherings they have attended.
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.

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Canvas bags containing local produce and samples, given to each of the participants of the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering.

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A key feature that unites all Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings is the tradition of giving gifts and souvenirs to participants. These gifts are 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 these 2003 Yarram bags. 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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