To accompany the exhibition Her Place: Remarkable Women, Her Place Women's Museum will be hosting diverse, engaging public programs.
New Histories of Australian Rural and Regional Women: The Australian Women's Register and the Invisible Farmer Project,
Sunday 28 May
95-97 Gellibrand St, Colac VIC 3250
The Invisible Farmer Project is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. Funded for three years (2017 - 19), the project involves a nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations. Feedback about the amazing farm women, past and present, who have made a difference to their communities is vital to the success of the project.
You can find out more about the project here: www.invisiblefarmer.net.au. This workshop will help reveal ‘hidden histories’ and write tributes to women who should be recognised. By sharing stories, participants will give public recognition to the extraordinary, creative and vital roles that women have played in agriculture and farm communities across Australia. Participants will also give the project team the opportunity to potentially profile women’s stories via future research and in-depth studies.
Come with the names and stories of women in the region who you would like acknowledged and we’ll start sharing knowledge. Some of the women uncovered may be worthy of an Australian honour or induction onto the Victorian Honour Roll of Women!
Please bring along and share objects, ephemera, photographs or records on the day that you may have in your cupboards. They could be curated into a future exhibition!