Parcel of Blue Mallee Seeds. This was a welcoming gift to all participants of the 1998 Ouyen Women on Farm Gathering. The Blue Mallee is a hardy Australian native eucalypt that grows in the Mallee region within which the Ouyen Gathering was held; these seeds represented the opportunity for the growth and empowerment of rural women.
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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A5 sized cream cardboard card containing a small bag with Blue Mallee tree seeds. On front cover printed in black is 'Women on Farms Gathering, Ouyen 1998' with information about the Blue Mallee tree and a small illustration.

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