Patch presented in 1996 by the Ararat Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Ararat Gathering was 'Keeping the Strength in Rural Communities.' The patch is now attached to the perpetual banner which is used at the Gathering each year.
This item is part of the Invisible Farmer Project. A key aim of this project is to redress the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.

Physical Description

Unbleached white fabric squarefeaturing a dark green logo in the centre of the patch. The printed logo, which is in the shape of a square diamond, includes an image of a woman's face, wheat, wine grapes, a cow and a sheep. Dark green text surrounds the logo and reads: 'KEEPING THE STRENGTH IN RURAL COMMUNITIES/ARARAT 1996'.

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