Summary

Patch created retrospectively by the 1992 Numurkah Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Numurkah Gathering was 'Pride in Agriculture, Pride in Ourselves.' The patch is now attached to the perpetual banner which is used at the Gathering each year.

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 and addressing the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums. 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.

Physical Description

Square cotton patch featuring a central icon of an embroidered, dark brown windmill. The windmill contains eight blades, with four featuring symbols of farming enterprises. At the base of the windmil are the embroidered words, 'NUMURKAH/1992'. A separate cotton panel at base of the icon features black printed text that read: 'PRIDE IN AGRICULTURE/PRIDE IN OURSELVES'.

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