Port Phillip Bay 1896 – ca.1930

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Arid lands restoration, South Australia, ca.1930

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Whyalla 1932 – 1937

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Panorama of Whyalla from Hummock Hill 1935 Threatening sand dune centre Source: National Trust (SA)View of Whyalla 1941 Stabilised sand dune centre Source: SLSA
Natural regeneration at Whyalla beach Left: Sand dunes degraded by livestock ‘Panorama of Whyalla from Hummock Hill’ 1935 Source: National Trust South Australia Right: Sand dunes stablilised by natural regeneration of indigenous vegetation after fencing to exclude livestock “View of Whyalla’ 1941 Source: State Library South Australia



Whyalla beach sand-dune natural regeneration site Source: BHP Review 1939
Natural regeneration in sand dune, Whyalla beach
Hummock Hill at rear Source: BHP Review 1939

Broken Hill regeneration area 1936

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Newly fenced 1950-51 regeneration area displaying initial re-vegetation Source: Zinc Corporation 19511950-51 regeneration reserve, Broken Hill regeneration area, with mulga, saltbush Source: P Ardill 2017
Vegetation contrasts, Broken Hill regeneration area Left: A section of the new 1950-51 regeneration reserve, immediately after fencing Source: Zinc Corporation 1951 Right: A section of the same 1950-51 regeneration reserve in 2017, with Mulga on ridge, saltbushes on plain Source: P Ardill



Bayside Library Service Brighton

BFNC Barrier Field Naturalists Club, Broken Hill

BHP Broken Hill Proprietary Company

NGV National Gallery of Victoria

NLA National Library of Australia

National Trust (South Australia)

Outback Archives, Broken Hill City Library, Broken Hill Council, New South Wales

Pidgeon, I. & Ashby, E. (1940) “Studies in Applied Ecology I. A Statistical Analysis of Regeneration Following Protection from Grazingin Proceedings of the Linnean Society of NSW. 65 pp.123-143.

Sandringham and District Historical Society

State Archives and Records, New South Wales Government

SLNSW State Library of New South Wales

SLSA State Library of South Australia

SLVic State Library of Victoria

South Australian Soil Conservation Committee 1937-38 images courtesy South Australian Government Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Trove online data base, National Library of Australia and Partners

Woodroffe K (1947) Chronicle ‘Saltbush and Bluebush’ 21 August p.46


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