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Banner - Women on Farms Gathering, Victoria, 1990-2004 Object Reg. No: HT 1412

The banner displays 15 patches (panels) that illustrate the Gatherings from 1990 to 2004.

At the third Gathering (Numurkah, 1992), Shirley Martin, raised concerns that the Gathering needed an identifiable logo. Denise Kirk from the Tallangatta organising committee designed the logo for the Gathering, and embroidered the banner. The banner was created with the idea that all Gatherings be illustrated by the annual addition of their unique logo to symbolize the key issues, messages and identity of rural women from the region hosting the Gathering. The banner was first displayed at the 1993 Tallangatta Gathering and is prominently displayed at all Gatherings.

An extension to the banner was created for the 2005 Gathering and is displayed alongside the original banner.

The Gatherings illustrated on the banner include: Warragul (1990), Sea Lake (1991), Numurkah (1992), Tallangatta (1993), Glenormiston (1994), Swan Hill (1995), Ararat (1996), Bendigo (1997), Ouyen (1998), Warragul (1999), Yarra Valley (2000), North East (2001), Macedon Ranges (2002), Yarram (2003), Horsham (2004).
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1450 mm (Width), 2380 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: agriculture, banners, cotton fabrics textiles, rural life, textile technology, work, rural victoria, community groups, community organisations, gender roles, rural women, women on farms gatherings, farming information
Themes this item is part of: Clothing & Textiles Collection, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Collection, Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings - What is a Gathering?, Australian Rural Women's Movement - Timeline, History of Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings
Primary Classification: AGRICULTURE & RURAL LIFE
Secondary Classification: Community Activity - Women on Farms Gathering
Tertiary Classification: banners
Creator: Ms. Denise Kirk - Tallangatta Women on Farms Gathering Organising Committee, Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 1993
Commissioned By: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia, 1992-2004
Organiser of Event: Shirley Martin - Women on Farms, West Gippsland, Warragul, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 1992
References:, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH, viewed 12.05.2008 LDH
  1. [Chapter] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. "Rural women reclaiming their place through symbols, stories and rituals"., 2008
  2. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza & Diffey, Rhonda. 2006. "Motherboards and desert sands: stories of Australian rural women" Frontiers: A Journal of Women's Studies., 2006
  3. [Article] Dale-Hallett, Liza, et al. 2006. "Creating collaborative living history; the case of the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Collection", History Australia., 2006

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