Photograph taken at the 2005 Benalla Women on Farms Gathering. This image depicts Museum Victoria's Senior Curator of Sustainable Futures Liza Dale-Hallett and two members of the 2005 Benalla organising committee helping to set up the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering Heritage Collection display. The Heritage Collection formally began in 2003 with an aim to 'protect, preserve, document, exhibit and enhance access and understanding of the stories relating to Victorian Women on Farms Gatherings.' It contains objects, icons, documents and oral histories relating to the Victorian Women on Farms Gathering community, and has been exhibited at many of the Gatherings, beginning with the 2004 Horsham 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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Three women setting up glass display boxes at the 2005 Benalla Women on Farms Gathering.

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Digital Colour Photograph.

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