Image taken at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering.This image depicts members of the 2003 Yarram organising committee at the hand over ceremony. The hand over ceremony is customary to all Women on Farms Gatherings and is held at the end of the Sunday proceeds. The purpose of this ceremony is to draw the Gathering to a close and to pass over the duties to the following year's Gathering committee. The basket usually contains blank plastic name tags so that the following year's Gathering group doesn't need to purchase new ones. In this image the Yarram organising committee can be seen sitting at the back of the stage having handed over their duties to the following year's Gathering committee, the 2004 Horsham Gathering committee. Christine May, who was Chairman at the 2004 Horsham Gathering, is speaking at the microphone with Yarram committee member Valerie Colbert to her right.
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.

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A group of women on stage at the 2003 Yarram Women on Farms Gathering.

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