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Cheque facsimile - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston, 1994

This facsimile of a cheque to 'Swan Hill WOFG [Women on Farms Gathering]' is a symbolic icon of the Women on Farms Gathering at Glenormiston in 1994. The success of the Glenormiston Gathering made it possible for a cheque of $1,000 to be handed to succeeding organising committees as seeding money. This icon of the 1994 ...

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Quilt celebrating Women on Farms Gathering in West Gippsland, 1999

This quilt celebrates the tenth Women on Farms Gathering at Warragul, Victoria, in 1999 and was on display for the duration of the Gathering. It has thirteen quilted and embroidered panels that illustrate many elements of rural life and farming enterprises in the West Gippsland region: a timber forest (representing Powelltown ...

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Banner extension for Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria, from 2005

This is a banner extension for the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner, made for Gatherings held in Victoria from 2005. Patches are created and sewn to the banner by members of each new Gathering committee or by people from their community. The banner extension measures 238.0 cm (height) x 49.6 cm (width).

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Two boys sailing in water barrel, Merrigum, c1915

This is a photograph of two boys arranging a sail on top of a water barrel in a waterhole or dam. An orchard is visible in the background. The image was one of a series forming a humorous narrative sequence. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria.

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Frank Stephenson painting a horse, Merrigum, c1910

This is a photograph of a boy painting white zebra lines on a blinkered draught horse, with an orchard in the background. The image was one of a series forming a humorous narrative sequence. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria.

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Children dressed as elves at Merrigum, c1910

This image depicts a group of five children dresses as 'brownies' (little elves or sprites). They are sitting cross-legged on a wooden bench in a bushy garden, wearing cone hats and carrying large 'leaves'. It is part of the Lilian Louisa Pitts collection at Museum Victoria, which is a lively record of life in a small fruit-growing ...

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Banner for Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria, 1990-2004

This is the Women on Farms Gathering perpetual banner, displaying 15 patches that illustrate Women on Farms Gatherings in Victoria from 1990 to 2004. The banner includes patches from Warragul (1990), Sea Lake (1991), Numurkah (1992), Tallangatta (1993), Glenormiston (1994), Swan Hill (1995), Ararat (1996), Bendigo (1997), ...

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Ceramic hands - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Macedon Ranges, 2002

This sculpture of ceramic hands was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Kyneton in the Macedon Ranges in 2002. The sculpture was created by Kyneton potter Peggy Thallong-Smith with assistance from Pat Beasley. It measures 26.5 cm (length) x 26.8 cm (width) x 13.5 cm (height). ...

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Two boys picnicking at Merrigum, 1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Frank Stephenson enjoying afternoon tea with his brother, Merrigum, near Shepparton, 1910'. It shows a picnic with two small boys in the foreground and four girls in the background, all sitting on the ground and wearing hats. The boys are smiling, and one is ...

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Children playing on a water pump stand, Lake Boga, Victoria, c1910

This image is from a photographic negative titled 'Lake Boga - wooden tower and bathers'. It shows children playing on a wooden water pump stand designed for filling portable water tanks. The stand is located on the lake shore. Other children are playing with a small boat and paddle in the shallows.

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Horseshoe - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley, 2000

This horseshoe, decorated with yellow, pink and green ribbons, was selected as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Yarra Valley in 2000. The horseshoe and ribbons measure 47 cm (height) x 15 cm (width).

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Mallee bottle - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen, 1998

This mallee bottle artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Ouyen in 1998. The bottle contains sand and seeds, it has a cluster of gumnuts around the neck and is stoppered with a cork. It is symbolic of the way individuals, represented by the different grains of sand and ...

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Mallee root - symbolic icon for Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill, 1995

This mallee root artwork was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Swan Hill in 1995. The root has a sawn edge showing the red-brown colour inside. A metal plaque reads: 'WOMEN ON FARMS / GATHERING / SWAN HILL / 1995'. The artwork measures 21.0 cm (length) x 18.0 cm (width) x 15.5 ...

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Children in fancy dress, Merrigum, c1910

This image comes from a photographic negative with the title 'Merrigum - Andrews children in fancy dress'. It is a group portrait of four children, three girls and a boy, dressed in Japanese costumes. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in ...

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Children in billycart, Merrigum, c1910

This photograph is a portrait of the Andrews children of Merrigum, with a billycart made from packing cases and tin cans. It is part of the large Lilian Louisa Pitts Collection at Museum Victoria. The Collection is a lively record of life in the small fruit-growing and dairying community of Merrigum in the first half of ...

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Gold rush: level 2

Dig for gold on the Ballarat goldfields in 1865. Try your luck at alluvial or shaft mining. Buy a miner's permit, tools and enough supplies to last a month. Discover how hard life was on the goldfields. Explore a map showing the countries migrants left to join the gold rush in Australia. Find out which towns developed due ...

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Gold rush: level 1

Dig for gold on the Ballarat goldfields in 1865. Try your luck at alluvial or shaft mining. Buy a miner's permit, tools and enough supplies to last a month. Discover how hard life was on the goldfields. Explore a map showing the countries migrants left to join the gold rush in Australia. Find out which towns developed due ...

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'Country Town', 1943

This is a film about life, work and leisure in an English country town in 1943 and the changes brought about by World War II. Narrated by an actor in the role of the town's newspaper editor, the film discusses how food control and rationing have changed the markets and developed people's sense of interdependence; describes ...

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'Rustic rose' - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla, 2005

This 'rustic rose' sculpture was created as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Benalla in 2005. It was made by Bonnie Leatham, the daughter of one of the Gathering organisers, from barbed wire and an old tobacco tin found on her property. The sculpture measures 59.5 cm (length) x 4.7 cm ...

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Cogs from harvester - symbolic icon of Women on Farms Gathering at Horsham, 2004

These interwoven cogs from a well-used Shearer grain harvester were selected as a symbolic icon and display item for the Women on Farms Gathering at Horsham in 2004. The cogs symbolise how women are the cogs that keep the community turning.