The banner displays 15 patches (panels) that illustrate the Gatherings from 1990 to 2004.
At the third Gathering (Numurkah, 1992), Shirley Martin, raised concerns that the Gathering needed an identifiable logo. Denise Kirk from the Tallangatta organising committee designed the logo for the Gathering, and embroidered the banner. The banner was created with the idea that all Gatherings be illustrated by the annual addition of their unique logo to symbolize the key issues, messages and identity of rural women from the region hosting the Gathering. The banner was first displayed at the 1993 Tallangatta Gathering and is prominently displayed at all Gatherings.
An extension to the banner was created for the 2005 Gathering and is displayed alongside the original banner.
The Gatherings illustrated on the banner include: Warragul (1990), Sea Lake (1991), Numurkah (1992), Tallangatta (1993), Glenormiston (1994), Swan Hill (1995), Ararat (1996), Bendigo (1997), Ouyen (1998), Warragul (1999), Yarra Valley (2000), North East (2001), Macedon Ranges (2002), Yarram (2003), Horsham (2004).
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.
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Mrs. Rhonda Diffey - Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Group, 20 Nov 2002
Organiser of Event
Type of item
2380 mm (Length), 1450 mm (Width)
1450 mm (Width), 2380 mm (Height)
Measurement From Conservation.
1760 mm (Length), 320 mm (Width), 310 mm (Height)
Measurement of storage container. There are two storage/travelling containers that are used to house the banner, its two extensions and the display framework.
[Link 1] viewed 12.05.2008 LDH [Link 2] viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
[Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. "Rural women reclaiming their place through symbols, stories and rituals"., 2008
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza & Diffey, Rhonda. 2006. "Motherboards and desert sands: stories of Australian rural women" Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies., 2006
[Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 2006. "Creating collaborative living history; the case of the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Collection", History Australia., 2006
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