Summary

Memorial to past committee members of Women on Farms Gatherings. This was initiated by the Ouyen Gathering in 1998, and since then has been displayed in a prominent place at each Gathering.

The women acknowledged on the plaque include: Eileen Patricia (Pat) Hall, Sea Lake 1991; Kathleen (Kath) Paynter, Swan Hill 1995; Rhonda Weatherhead, Warragul 1990; Muriel Dick, Warragul 1990 & 1999.

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

Polished cross section of mallee stump with small carved single furrow plough at the top. Brass plates have been secured to the surface - see Inscriptions for details.

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