The Victorian Mallee Fence was erected in 1885/86 along the line separating blocks and allotments in the Mallee region of north-western Victoria. The 205-mile-long barrier cost £13,790, and its function was to prevent rabbits moving south from blocks and dingoes moving north from allotments. Within five years the Fence was irrelevant as subdivision and settlement extended further into the Mallee. Subdivision overtook the Fence, so it was never tested as a barrier. Earlier errors and confusion about its history, name, function, route, length and cost are redressed in this article.
|Number of pages||27|
|Journal||Victorian Historical Journal|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 2019|