Mug given to each participant of the 2002 Macedon Ranges (Kyneton) Women on Farms Gathering in their Gathering Bag on registration.

The mug is a very practical recurring ritual of the Gatherings, whereby each participant is given a mug and must then use it for all catering events over the weekend, thus eliminating the need to hire extra crockery and someone to wash-up. It is also a souvenir to take home, reminding the participant of the Gathering weekend.

Part of Museums Victoria's Invisible Farmer Project Collection. The Invisible Farmer Project was the largest ever study of Australian women on the land, uncovering the histories and stories of Australian women in agriculture. It began as a pilot project (2015-2016) and evolved into a three year (2017-2020) nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academic, government and cultural organisations, funded by the Australian Research Council.the absence of rural women in mainstream histories and museums.

Physical Description

Black ceramic mug with handle stamped on one side with State Government Victoria logo and 'Department of Natural Resources and Environment' and 'Rural Women's Network Victoria'. The other side has 'Macedon Ranges Women on Farms Gathering 2002 Kyneton' and the triangle logo of the Gathering.


These items were given to all participants at the Macedon Ranges Women on Farms Gathering, and continue the tradition of providing practical 'souvenirs' for participants.

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