Digital photograph of Maureen Walsh, a participant, workshop leader and speaker at the inaugural 1990 Women on Farms Gathering. During the Gathering Maureen was on a panel of three speakers and delivered an account of her experience of farming. She also ran a workshop titled, 'The Changing Role of Women on Farms', in which she argued that 'we need to improve the long-term credibility of women farmers' and 'lobby community institutions to change their perceptions' (1990 Warragul Gathering Proceedings). Maureen was an active advocate for women farmers throughout the 1990s and was involved in organising the 1994 First International Women in Agriculture Conference.
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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Head and shoulders photograph of Maureen Walsh, workshop leader and speaker at the 1990 Warragul Women on Farms Gathering.

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Black and White Digital Photograph.

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