Patch - Victorian Women on Farms Gathering, Sea Lake 1991
Patch from the 1991 Sea Lake Gathering
Women on Farms Gathering
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Patch presented in 1991 by the Sea Lake committee for the Women on Farms Gathering Banner. The patch is now attached to the perpetual banner which is used at the Gathering each year.
The women from the Mallee who travelled to the first Gathering in Warragul were inspired to organise another the following year in Sea Lake. Visitors to this Gathering, coming from all over Victoria, marvelled at the strength and determination women from this region showed in the face of ongoing drought and the rural downturn. The Gathering proved to be a forum where women from diverse farming backgrounds could offer support, ‘refuel’, and learn from the experiences of others. The commitment to continue meeting annually was made here.