This extension banner was made after the original banner was no longer able to take any further additions. It was first displayed at the Benalla Gathering in 2005 and features a patch (panel) for each year of the Women on Farms Gatherings held annually in Victoria from 2005. The Gatherings illustrated on the extension banner include: Benalla (2005), Hamilton (2006), Shepparton (2007).
The extension banner is displayed prominently alongside the original banner at each Gathering. The annual addition of a unique patch (panel) symbolizes the key issues, messages and identity of rural women from the region hosting the Gathering.
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.
Piece of white fabric with purple ribbon edging and purple tabs at top.
Donation from Ms. Kerry Wilson - Women on Farms Gathering Benalla, 20 Mar 2005
Type of item
485 mm (Width), 2375 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.
1760 mm (Length), 320 mm (Width), 310 mm (Height)
Measurement of storage container. There are two storage/travelling containers that are used to house the banner, its two extensions and the display framework.
[Link 1] viewed 12.05.2008 LDH [Link 2] viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
[Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. "Rural women reclaiming their place through symbols, stories and rituals"., 2008
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza & Diffey, Rhonda. 2006. "Motherboards and desert sands: stories of Australian rural women" Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies., 2006
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 2006. "Creating collaborative living history; the case of the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Collection", History Australia., 2006