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Icon - Banner, Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake, 1991 Object Reg. No: HT 1413

Banner created for and displayed at the Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake 1991. This banner was identified as the first "icon" of the Gatherings and has been displayed at each subsequent Gathering.

The banner was created at the Sea Lake Secondary College by the Year 11 and 12 students. It was at this Gathering that a commitment was made to continue the annual gathering of women on farms. The organisers wanted to create something that could be handed on to the following Gatherings.

The closing of each Gathering and the anticipation of the next is celebrated with a formal 'baton changing' ritual, where a symbolic 'icon' is handed over from one organising committee to the next. Each item represents a story or message of some of the key themes and issues, which have shaped the meaning and experience of these women's rural identity.
Acquisition Information:
Loan & Subsequent Donation from Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, 2002
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 1570 mm (Height), 3700 mm (Width)

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Tagged with: agriculture, gender issues, globalisation, politics, rural life, work
Themes this item is part of: 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: symbolic objects
Creator: Sea Lake Secondary College, Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
Commissioned By: Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake, Mallee, Victoria, Australia, 1991
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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