THE BIG MALLEE FOWL

Patchewollock is bit off the beaten track but while looking for Silo’s … we also came upon another interesting bit of art & history.

Patchewollock is 40km south west of Ouyen in north-west Victoria, you can get to it from the Sunraysia Highway to Mildura or the Sturt Highway at Walpeup near Ouyen

The Big Mallee Fowl are one of the other things we saw on our visit to Patchewollock. The giant corrugated birds stand next to a fine example of silo art by artist Fintan Magee and the well preserved Patchewollock Station Precinct. There’s antique farm machinery on display in the same park and the Patchewollock Hotel is just across the road….. where J bought a bottle of Red to have with dinner 🤩

The big Mallee Fowls are constructed from corrugated iron and painted to give the impression of feathers.

The sculptures which were installed by artist Phil Rigg in 2013.

Every where I go I find so much of beauty and history come to life. Outback Australia never disappoints 🥰