Women on Farms... Women on Farms...Women on Farms...Functional Object: Icon - Basket - Women on Farms Gathering, Ararat 1996...The Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection consists of 450 items including symbolic 'icons', interviews, photographs, videos and a range of memorabilia. The objects collected from each Gathering symbolise the meaning of place... wildest dreams! Our one request was that this seeding money be acknowledged in the sponsors at each Gathering together with the other Women on Farm Gatherings that had contributed." - Margaret Jansen...In 1990, a group of rural and farming women met in Warragul for what was to be the inaugural Women on Farms Gathering.A group of local women had developed the idea while involved in a Women on Farms Skill Course. It was to prove inspirational ...
In 1990, a group of rural and farming women met in Warragul for what was to be the inaugural Women on Farms Gathering.
A group of local women had developed the idea while involved in a Women on Farms Skill Course. It was to prove inspirational, and the gatherings have been held annually ever since, throughout regional Victoria.
The Women on Farms Gathering provides a unique opportunity for women to network, increase their skills base in farming and business practices, share their stories and experience a wonderful sense of support, particularly crucial due to the shocking rural crises of the last decade. Importantly, the gatherings help promote and establish the notion of rural women as farmers, business women and community leaders.
The relationship between Museums Victoria and the Women on Farms Gathering is a model of museums working with living history.