Patch presented in 2005 by the Benalla Women on Farms Gathering committee for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner. The theme for the Benalla Gathering was 'Take Time to Smell the Roses'. The patch is now attached to the perpetual banner extension which is used at the Gathering each year.
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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Patchwork square featuring a mottled green fabric background foregrounded with a central logo. This insert logo, which is square-diamond shaped, is light green, rimmed with a red border and features a hand-appliqued image of a red rose. Above the rose, the logo features embroidered red thread that reads, 'Time to smell the roses.' At the bottom of the patch, on the mottled green background, red text reads: 'Benalla 2005'.

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