White t-shirt with printed logo. This shirt was worn by members of the 1992 Numurkah Gathering organising committee during the Numurkah Gathering so that they could be easily recognisable to Gathering attendees.
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

Off-white cotton t-shirt, short sleeves. Front is printed with text above a logo depicting a windmill blade, sheep, cattle, family and irrigation on four of the blades. Centre is a woman wearing a wide brimmed had. All printing is maroon/dark red. Inside neckband has label with washing instructions, large size, cotton, made in Australia.


A key feature that unites all Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings is the voluntary nature of these events. Women from the local region usually come together approximately one to two years prior to the Gathering to begin planning and organising, which includes securing a venue, sponsorship, accommodation, catering, publicity, tours, workshops and speakers. During the event the organising committee continue to oversee and run the Gathering, and it is customary for them to wear something that will make them identifiable to Gathering participants. Objects such as this t-shirt represent the voluntary contribution that these women have made not only to the Gatherings themselves, but also to their local communities and to the wider rural women's movement in Australia.

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