Summary

Patch presented in 2002 by the Kyneton Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Kyneton Gathering was 'Ranges of Opportunity.' 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 patch of white fabric featuring a black border that encloses a colourful, hand-painted cluster of images, including butterflies, trees, mountains, grapes, wine glasses, sheep and a cross. Felt animals have also been applied with blanket stitching. A triangular yellow and black applied felt icon is featured at the centre of the patch. It depicts a black mountain and is bordered on each side with hand-painted lettering that reads: 'Women on Farms/Gathering 2002/Ranges of Opportunity/Macedon Ranges'.

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