Malcolm Dam was originally constructed by the government in the early 1900s to provide water to the busy railway network. As you can imagine, steam trains required huge volumes of water.
These days, Malcolm Dam is a popular recreational place with both locals and tourists. It’s a great place to set up (free) camp and enjoy the quiet, while watching one of Leonora’s spectacular sunsets reflected in the water.
Malcolm Dam is also home to a large number of birds and wildlife.
Pick up a (free) copy of the ‘Tirtarti, Birds of the Leonora area’ brochure from the Information Centre, Shire Office, CRC (Community Resource Centre), Post Office, School or Mines Dept. Head out, and see how many different birds you can spot and tick off the list!
You can help the students of Leonora District High school by returning your completed brochure to the Information Centre. The students are using the information gathered for their studies on our local bird life as part of their curriculum.