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T-Shirt - Women on Farms Gathering, Tallangatta, 1993 Object Reg. No: HT 9970

Summary:
T-shirt from the 1993 Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering. This green t-shirt was worn by members of the Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering organising committee as a form of identification. On their heads they wore a white tennis sunvisor with a green badge attached. Reflecting on their experience of organising the Gathering, members of the Tallangatta organising committee wrote in the Gathering Proceedings: 'The ten women who journeyed together will treasure that eleven months of intense planning and organisation. It was a time of change in our lives. Without exception, each had major personal adjustments to make at home and on the farm; but the experience of planning the Gathering and what each of us learned - in new skills, new friends and about ourselves - outweighed all else.'
Description:
Used green polo shirt with white circular logo of the Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering on the right hand side. Size 102, Target. Manufacturer's logo on left hand side front. Large Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering logo on back.
Statement Of Significance:
This object was collected by a member of the organising committee for the 1993 Tallangatta Gathering. It represents and celebrates the voluntary work of those women who worked on the committee to bring about the Gathering. A key feature that unites all Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings is the voluntary nature of these events. Women from the local region usually come together approximately one to two years prior to the Gathering to begin planning and organising, which includes securing a venue, sponsorship, accommodation, catering, publicity, tours, workshops and speakers. During the event the organising committee continue to oversee and run the Gathering, and it is customary for them to wear something that will make them identifiable to Gathering participants. Objects such as this green polo shirt represent the voluntary contribution that these women have made not only to the Gatherings themselves, but also to their local communities and to the wider rural women's movement in Australia.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms. Ann Jarvis, 2003
Discipline: Technology

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Tagged with: politics, agriculture, rural life, gender issues, globalisation, work, women on farms gatherings
Themes this item is part of: Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, Clothing & Textiles Collection, 1993 Tallangatta - 'Aussie Women Farmers: We Are One!', 1993 Tallangatta WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: clothing
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'WOMEN ON FARMS GATHERING/Tallangatta 1993'
Creator: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Victoria, Australia, 1993
Place & Date Used: Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 2 Apr 1993-4 Apr 1993

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