Cotton vest worn by participant Julie Van Twest at the 1999 Warragul Women on Farms Gathering. Being the 10th Anniversary of Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings, the 1999 Warragul Gathering was a landmark event. In celebration of this decade of achievement, the Gathering was held once again in the West Gippsland town of Warragul - the site of the first Gathering.
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.

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Cotton vest with silk lining. Front panels have a colourful pattern which features farm animals and buildings, the rear panel is green satin-like material. The inside top edge has a cut-out panel of a horse and foal with a hand printed in pen: 'W.O.F's'.

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