The Mallee Fowl (Leipoa ocellata), are a symbol of the Hindmarsh area. They are notable for the large nesting mounds constructed by the males  for the complete lack of parental care provided to their offspring. Found in desert regions of NSW, Vic, SA and WA they are the size of a chicken and are distantly related to chickens. Chicks have no contact with adults or other chicks: they tend to hatch one at a time and birds of any age ignore one another except for mating or territorial disputes.

The Mallee Fowl, Mallee region of Victoria, Australia

The main street in Rainbow. A parade of children followed by a number of motor cars, soldier on horseback watches the parade. Jenkins saddlers, W. Bouchen's pastrycook and a hotel are in the background.

The main street in Rainbow. A parade of children followed by a number of motor cars, soldier on horseback watches the parade. Jenkins saddlers, W. Bouchen's pastrycook and a hotel are in the background.

Unidentified country town, Mallee Wimmera district, ca.1925. Photo: State Library of Victoria's Victorian Railways Reso Tour photographs. Probably Roy Street Jeparit with the railway crossing in the background Hindmarsh Hotel & David Hackett's saddlery on the right.

Unidentified country town, Mallee Wimmera district, ca.1925. Photo: State Library of Victoria's Victorian Railways Reso Tour photographs. Probably Roy Street Jeparit with the railway crossing in the background Hindmarsh Hotel & David Hackett's saddlery on the right.

Noske Brothers Flour Mill at Rainbow in 1915. There are a number of men standing on a raised platform where there is a stack of grain sacks. Advertising signs on the building including: Federal manure, Bagshaw farm machinery and Massey Harris.

Noske Brothers Flour Mill at Rainbow in There are a number of men standing on a raised platform where there is a stack of grain sacks. Advertising signs on the building including: Federal manure, Bagshaw farm machinery and Massey Harris.

Wimmera Street Dimboola, taken from Lloyd Street. Photo: SLV.

Wimmera Street Dimboola, taken from Lloyd Street.

Stasinowsky's lime kiln, Pella

Stasinowsky's lime kiln, Pella

The main street in Jeparit with Pearce Brothers store on the right and Hopetoun House in the background, c1895

The main street in Jeparit with Pearce Brothers store on the right and Hopetoun House in the background.

The Nhill Aeradio Station in 1939, it was a part of a vital national network established in 1938 to provide critical communications and navigation support for an increasing amount of civil aircraft. Situated at the half-way point of a direct air-route between Adelaide and Melbourne, Nhill was an ideal location for an aeradio station.

The Nhill Aeradio Station in 1939, it was a part of a vital national network established in 1938 to provide critical communications and navigation support for an increasing amount of civil aircraft. Situated at the half-way point of a direct air-route between Adelaide and Melbourne, Nhill was an ideal location for an aeradio station.

The Nhill Aeradio Station now the Apex Clubrooms on the western boundary of the Aerodrome, after the closure of the Aeradio facility in 1971.

The Nhill Aeradio Station now the Apex Clubrooms on the western boundary of the Aerodrome, after the closure of the Aeradio facility in

Mud brick houses and baker's ovens, near Jeparit c1905.

Mud brick houses and baker's ovens, near Jeparit

Ruin, Eucalyptus Distillery, Antwerp

Ruin, Eucalyptus Distillery, Antwerp

The Banner office building in Lochiel St built in 1927. The first issue of the 'Dimboola Banner & Kiata, Lawloit, Mt Elgin & Lillimur Advertiser' newspaper rolled off the presses on 10th May 1879, in Victoria St. It was printed by Henry Barnes and edited by his brother William. The Banner is still published weekly, and maintains an office in Dimboola.

The Banner office building in Lochiel St built in 1927. The first issue of the 'Dimboola Banner & Kiata, Lawloit, Mt Elgin & Lillimur Advertiser' newspaper rolled off the presses on 10th May 1879, in Victoria St. It was printed by Henry Barnes and edited by his brother William. The Banner is still published weekly, and maintains an office in Dimboola.

'Big Lizzie' near Lorquon in 1925-26. It was the largest tractor built in Australia prior to World War II with a 60 hp 8 ton, 215 rpm single cylinder Blackstone crude oil engine. The tractor unit: 34' long x 11' wide x 18' high, the prime mover weighed 45 tons and with her 2 trailers was capable of carrying 80 tons payload.

'Big Lizzie' near Lorquon in 1925-26. It was the largest tractor built in Australia prior to World War II with a 60 hp 8 ton, 215 rpm single cylinder Blackstone crude oil engine. The tractor unit: 34' long x 11' wide x 18' high, the prime mover weighed 45 tons and with her 2 trailers was capable of carrying 80 tons payload.

Receding shoreline of Lake Hindmarsh at Schultz's Beach.

Receding shoreline of Lake Hindmarsh at Schultz's Beach.

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