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By Farms In News On April 22, 2014
Collector, which somehow morphed from ‘Kalegda’, Aboriginal for pelican, was established as a farming community in 1826 and is located on the southern tablelands of New South Wales midway between Canberra and Goulburn.
During the era of early European settlement, Kalegda and nearby Weereewa (Lake George ) teemed with waterfowl of which the pelican was king. In choosing this majestic bird, found in all states, as the ACFSA emblem, we recognize their capacity to travel great distances after drought breaking rains. As such they are frequently harbingers of rural prosperity.
Almost 200 years later Pelicans are still regular visitors to the lagoons of Collector Creek.