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Patch - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Warragul, 1-3 May 2009 Object Reg. No: HT 13753 5

Patch presented in 2009 by the Warragul Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. This is the patch used to represent the 20th anniversary of the Women on Farms Gathering, which was held for a third time in Warragul in 2009. It is sewn onto the extension for the perpetual banner along with patches from other Gatherings. The theme for the Warragul Gathering was 'Celebrate Farming Women - Water Our Future'. The patch is now attached to the banner extension which is used at the Gathering each year.
Square with appliqued sections depicting landscape with printed green and brown fabric hills, the green hill for the hills of Gippsland and the brown hill for the hills burnt in the tragic fires of February, 2009, blue cloudy sky and printed fabric water in foreground, for the rivers and dams of Gippsland. A windmill, incorporating the number 20, is couched in metallic blue thread (this patch represents the 20th Gathering) and text is embroidered with couched silver, blue and gold metallic thread. It reads, 'WARRAGUL/2009/CELEBRATE FARMING WOMEN/ WATER OUR FUTURE.'
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 32.00 cm (Height), 33.00 cm (Width)

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Tagged with: politics, agriculture, rural life, globalisation, work, gender roles, women on farms gatherings, rural victoria, community groups, community organisations, rural women, farming information
Themes this item is part of: Women on Farms Gathering - The Perpetual Banner and Patches, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection, 2009 Warragul WoFG, Poetry and Song - The Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: banners
Commissioned By: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Victoria, Australia, 2009
Place & Date Used: Warragul, Victoria, Australia, 2009
References: Oral histories, photographs, curator's notes and research files.

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