Summary

Plastic mug used at the 1999 Warragul Women on Farms Gathering. This Gathering was a landmark event celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria and a return to the location of the first gathering. The mug was distributed to participants of the Gathering upon arrival and registration, and was part of the registration show bag containing a number of flyers from sponsors and details of the weekend events and local attractions.

The mug is a very practical recurring ritual of the Gatherings, whereby each participant is given a mug and must then use it for all catering events over the weekend, thus eliminating the need to hire extra crockery and someone to wash-up. It is also a souvenir to take home, reminding the participant of the Gathering weekend.

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 and addressing the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums. 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

Blue plastic mug featuring white text. Printed imagery features a cartoon of a dolphin, two children a tree, possum, farmer and cow holding hands.To the left of the handle is a clear sticker with white text.

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