Summary

Patch presented in 2000 by the Healsville Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme of this Gathering was 'Dare to Dream: Women Farming the New Millennium.' 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. 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 fabric bordered with yellow fabric and a green ribbon. The square white fabric patch features printed green text: 'WOMEN ON FARMS GATHERING/2000/Dare To Dream/Women Farming the New Millennium/HEALSVILLE-YARRA VALLEY'. The central logo, which is printed in shades of green and yellow, depicts a farmyard scene with a horse, chooks and a woman holding produce. Also featured on the printed logo is a rising sun, rolling hills and a computer.

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