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Program - Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake, 1991 Document Reg. No: HT 23440

Program issued to participants who attended the Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake, 1991. The program features an illustration titled 'Tree of Life', which was hand-drawn by local Berriwillock resident and Gathering participant Jane Mudge. Depicted in this illustration are various representations of farming life, including grain, horticulture, livestock, agriculture and families. The image symbolises and celebrates the importance of families to farming enterprise, and of farming to life itself.

Visitors to the 1991 Sea Lake Gathering, coming from all over Victoria, marvelled at the strength and determination women from this region showed in the face of ongoing drought and the rural downturn. The Gathering proved to be a forum where women from diverse farming backgrounds could offer support, 'refuel', and learn from the experiences of others. The commitment to continue meeting annually was made here.
Two yellow A4 pages back to back both folded in half to make a small pamphlet. The front is signed by Gathering participant Marion Morrish and includes a central illustration of a tree. The inside has 2 pages with the program for Saturday on the left and Sunday on the right hand side.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Marian Morrish - Ouyen Women on Farms Gathering, 2005
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 210 mm (Height), 152 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agriculture, rural life, gender issues, women s associations, farming methods, women on farms gatherings, farming information, agricultural farming organisations
Themes this item is part of: Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, 1991 Sea Lake WoFG
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: event programs
Inscriptions: Printed, front, black ink: 'Women on farms Gathering / Sea Lake / April 6th + 4th / Tree of Life / The Women of the Mallee Welcome You / Jane Mudge Box 12 Berriwillock'
Extensive text within.
Creator: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Place & Date of Event: Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
References: Oral histories, photographs, curator's notes and research files.

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