Tears in the Drought
This water tank artwork, created by Guido Van Helten in 2016 in Winton Wetlands, comes to life, with corrosion seemingly creating a stream of tears from this man's eye. The characters depicted are local volunteer firefighters and the water tank is used by the Country Fire Authority.
Face of the Land
Artwork created by Guido Van Helten in 2016. The characters depicted are local volunteer firefighters and the water tank is used by the Country Fire Authority.
Light winter rains maintain some greenery, but the land remains terribly dry beneath
One of several art installations in the Winton Wetlands near Benalla
Morning fog and cold winter clouds roll over Mt Major, with one of the TV transmission antennae poking through
Beef cattle in Girgarre, not shy of a camera!
Dew on a cold winter's morning hangs in the web as a herd of Black Angus beef cattle curiously inspect the photographer
Artwork by Jimmy DVate, completed in August 2018, highlights two locally-threatened animals – the sugar glider and the azure kingfisher. The kingfisher is posed in front of the Campaspe River.
Full Steam Ahead
Victorian Goldfields Railway J549 heads out of Maldon towards Muckleford
A Victorian Goldfields Railway passenger train prepares to head off to Castlemaine
Letting Off Steam
In 2014, as J549 came back into service, it was named after the late Brian Frewin to commemorate Brian's efforts in the restoration
Rust & Restoration
Maldon trainyard relics
A step back in time on the Victorian Goldfields Railway
Victorian Goldfields Railway J549 approaches the quaint Muckleford station, en route to Castlemaine
Midpoint of the Maldon-Castlemaine historic line
Autumn colours on Lake Joanna, Castlemaine. The lake was created using prison labour in 1879 over nine months. In 2011, the shore was reinforced with rock and new trees, such as this one, were planted around the edges.
Once an artificial lake, Lake Mokoan has been shut off from river flows and is being restored as a natural wetland for birdlife and land recreation activities.