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Red Cliffs - 'Big Lizzie' Machine




Big Lizzie is a 45 tonne machine that was once used to clear the Mallee Scrub around Red Cliffs. It had a turning circle of 60m and a top speed of around 3km per hour.

Big Lizzie was built between 1915-16 in Richmond and took a year and a half to finally arrive at Mildura. Clearing around Red Cliffs finished in 1924 and Big Lizzie then moved, slowly, to Western Victoria to clear more land. In 1938 the engine was sold and used to drive rock crushing equipment at Pyramid Hill for 4 years before being scrapped in 1945.

The remains of Big Lizzie have been restored, along with one of the trailers and is now displayed in Barclay Square, Red Cliffs.

Cost:


Free

Review:


A humungous sized tractor set in an attractive shady park which has a playground. There is a photographic display and for $1 you can listen to the life story of Big Lizzie. In the park is a German Howitzer, shaded tables, shelter with tables, toilets and water tower with artwork on the sides.

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Address | Contact


Cnr Calder Hwy and Jamieson Avenue,  Red Cliffs 3496, Victoria, Australia. View Map Map opens in new browser window
Telephone: 
Map: X914 Ref: B6



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Len Twigg       Posted:    10:53 PM August 4, 2015

My brother and sister played on Big Lizzie every time we went camping at Glendenning, before she was "found".

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