Mallee Tourist & Heritage Centre

Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre
 
There is plenty to see at the Mallee Tourist and Heritage Centre which has a variety of displays that provide an educational and historical picture of life in a rural community.

Volunteers make it possible for the Centre to be open for three hours daily from 10am - 1 pm Monday to Saturday.

letterpress The Letterpress Printing Museum
is set up as a typical regional printing office
of the Letterpress era and has working printing
presses, equipment and type. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
Tractors 

 

 

The Gum Family Collection consists of restored
stationary engines, tractors, farm and household
memorabilia, backed by a panoramic Mallee mural.

 

 

 

 

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A dryland farming display, with the theme
'CONSERVE THE WATER - CONSERVE THE SOIL',
has six landscape dioramas and interpretive
panels portraying agricultural development and
production in the district over the hundred years.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


The DA Wurfel Grain Collection has over 1000 cereal varieties, including interpretive panels concerning developments in the grain industry. As a young boy Don Wurfel was interested in the wheat varieties his father grew on the farm. Throughout his life he conducted trials to test the varieties for yield and suitability to the area.

The Mallee Women display focuses on the theme "they stood beside them'. It is an evocative display demonstrating the contribution made by women as they supported the men in the settlement of the Mallee

The "Spirit of the Mallee" has been interpreted with a series of clay plaques on concrete "motor tyres." The plaques bear information explaining the various aspects common to Mallee communities-Water, Fire, Mallee, Land Use, Settlement, History, etc. 

 

Museum Open sign

 

 



 

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