Summary

Image taken at the 1991 Sea Lake Women on Farms Gathering. This image was taken at one of the local accommodation sites spread in and around Sea Lake.

Women travel from across Victoria to attend the annual Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings, and accommodation options are therefore always of high importance. Each year the Gathering committee ensure that accommodation is secured prior to the event, and options have included hotels, motels, units, caravan parks and bed and breakfasts. In some of the more remote townships, Gathering committees have needed to work with local community to create makeshift options and bring in portable accommodation such as dormitories.
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.

Description of Content

A group of women having a discussion at the accommodation at Green Lake, Sea Lake, 1991.

Physical Description

Digital Photograph.

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