Calico scroll made by the Yarram Victorian Women on Farms Gathering committee in consultation with conservation staff at Museum Victoria. The scroll was signed at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering by all the participants of the Yarram Gathering in order to formalise the Heritage Agreement between Museum Victoria and the Victorian Women on Farms 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.

Physical Description

Cream calico vertical banner with hand embroidered '14th Annual Women on Farm's Gathering Yarram 2003' and ink writing of 288 printed names, signatures, places of residence. Hung with top and bottom rods and turned ends held by green cord and large tassels.


The Yarram Gathering organising committee created the banner for all the participants to sign and witness on the occasion of the signing of the Heritage Agreement between Museum Victoria and the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, 2003.

This is the first public document of the participants and the diversity of locations. The signatures offer a very personal connection between each participant and occasion, and is a measure of the importance given to the Agreement.

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