New Arrivals Around Geelong, Victoria

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Subject: New Arrivals Around Geelong, Victoria
From: "Judy Philip" <>
Date: Fri, 7 Nov 2003 16:47:51 +1030
> > Vin wrote:
> >I think I read somewhere that there actually were
> >Mallee Fowl in the Brisbane Ranges before goldrush times.
> >Can anyone confirm this?
> >
and Lawrie replie:
> I've heard this said too, but I've never seen the primary reference for
> it ... and remain very doubtful.  Malleefowl do occur on the coast in SW
> Victoria and SE Australia, but even there it seems to be in mallee.

Vin, you might have read it on the Parks Victoria website for the Brisbane
Ranges ( which says:
"Mallee Fowl were found here but disappeared probably because they were
hunted for food by gold-miners."


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