National Geographic : 1916 Dec
Photograph from Janet M. Cummings CARTING WHEAT IN THE MALLEE DISTRICT, NORTHERN VICTORIA The Mallee district consists of about II,ooo,ooo acres of bush territory in temperate Victoria. It has a fair amount of rainfall, and when the scrub is cleared off makes excellent farming land. By a system of farm loans this can be carried out by settlers, the government lending a fixed amount for every ten acres cleared. Much wheat now grows where once the bush reigned supreme, although more than half of the district is still open to settlers.