Summary

This registration form was commissioned and distributed by the organising committee of the 2007 Shepparton Women on Farms Gathering.
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.

Physical Description

DL folded brochure featuring cow logo on front. Cover depicts images of pears, a woman gardening and a broadcast tower across the top, and images of parkland, a convention centre, wheat, cow sculptures and public meeting place across the bottom.

Significance

The 18th Women on Farms Gathering was held in Shepparton at the Parklake Convention Centre, May 18 - 20, 2007. The theme for the Shepparton Gathering was 'Rural Women on the Moove', and featured one of Shepparton's painted cow statues as its logo. The committee received its inspiration for the theme and logo from the Greater Shepparton Council's 2002 'CowParade', which is a worldwide moving art project. The registration form is an important document of the activities and outcomes of the Gathering. It offers insight into the types of 'souvenirs', range of sponsorship, and the messages that the Shepparton Gathering wished to provide participants.

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