Land, People, History
By Richard Brooome, Charles Fahey, Andrea Gaynor, and Katie Holmes
Carefully shaped and managed by Aboriginal people for over 50,000 years, mallee country was dramatically transformed by
settlers, first with sheep and rabbits, then by flattening and burning the mallee to make way for wheat. Government backed
settlement schemes devastated lives and country, but some farmers learnt how to survive the droughts, dust storms, mice,
locusts, and salinity to become some of Australia’s most resilient agriculturalists. Mallee Country is a story of how land and
people shape each other.
Monash University Publishing