New Histoires of Australian Rural and Regional Women: The Australian Women’s Register and the Invisible Farmer Project Workshop
The Invisible Farmer Project is the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. Funded for three years (2017-2019), the project involves a nation-wide partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations. Feedback about the amazing 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.
Women’s Network and Victorian Honour Roll of Women Event
Her Place Women’s Museum Australia is keen to link in and engage with local women’s organisations and individual women in order to discuss the plans for a vibrant physical space and online resource that will educate audiences and celebrate women’s valuable and distinctive contributions, past, present and future.
Aligned closely with Her Place Women’s Museum Australia’s vision is the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. Established in 2001, the Honour Roll pays tribute to women who have been pioneers in their fields and who have improved the lives of women and the broader Victorian community.