MS Acc10.145 comprises papers relating to Mary Salce's early activism, formation of the Women in Agriculture organisation, the first International Women in Agriculture Conference, and subsequent international conferences and the establishment of the Foundation for Australian Agricultural Women. Included are minutes, press releases, media clippings, reports, proposals, funding applications, conference papers, newsletters, brochures, photographs, programs and articles written by Salce (6 boxes, 1 fol. packet).
The Acc11.123 instalment comprises a small group of papers and electronic media relating to the first International Women in Agriculture Conference, held in Melbourne in 1994. They comprise audio cassette tapes of conference proceedings, and some of the papers presented and electronic records relating to the organisation of the conference, together with printouts of some of the records including program reports, speaker details, participant lists, and information about display holders. There are also six audio cassette tapes relating to the second International Women in Agriculture Conference, held in Washington, D.C. in 1998 (1 box, 1 fol. box).
Activist, community worker and farmer. Mary Salce was instrumental in the establishment of the Rural Women’s Network and in co-ordinating the first International Women in Agriculture Conference held in Melbourne in 1994. Salce’s work led to the recognition of the contribution of women in the rural and agricultural sector and to the establishment of a forum through which women in rural areas are able to raise concerns relating to social, welfare and sustainability issues and their role in the local community.
Manuscript reference no.: MS Acc10.145, MS Acc11.123.
Associated materials: Records of the Gippsland Women's Network, 1994-2006 MS Acc11.022.
Associated materials: Papers of Audrey Drechsler, 1979-2009 MS Acc11.023.
Associated materials: Papers of Laurene Dietrich, 1990-1994 MS Acc11.024.