Proceedings booklet compiled by the organising committee of the 2006 Hamilton Victorian Women on Farms Gathering. Distributed to participants and key stakeholders in the months following the gathering, these proceedings evaluate, summarise and reflect on the event weekend.

The Hamilton Gathering was held on the weekend of the 19th-21st May 2006 and was themed 'Hat's off to Rural Women'. According to the Hamilton Gathering Program, 'our four-hat theme was chosen to reflect the diversity of women's contributions to rural and regional life.' The Akubra hat was chosen to represent the 'classic country', the academic hat 'symbolises our continued desire for lifelong education', the construction hat celebrates the Gathering's focus on the farm and workplace and the fashion hat 'represents the fun that can be had living in rural Victoria.'
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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This proceeding was compiled and distributed by the organising committee of the Hamilton Women on Farm Gathering 2006. The proceedings summarise the event and are distributed to participants and key stakeholders such as sponsors.

Physical Description

A4 8 page booklet printed in colour. Front cover depicts logo of four different hats on a hat stand set against a field of wheat.

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