Lindsay Schultz, photographer,
Digital colour photo 2000px x 1500px, 2007,
Collection of the Benjeroop Hall Committee
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Benjeroop Hall Committee
Benjeroop Belle is a single cylinder Ruston Proctor Portable Steam Engine of 10 horse power which used to drive a 12" pump for irrigation purposes on the Loddon River at Benjeroop in the 1880s. It is believed that the steam engine was first owned and operated by Robert McKenzie after it was imported from the United Kingdom by Thomas McPherson & Son, Melbourne. It was donated to the Benjeroop Hall Committee in 2003 and has since been restored by the Committee.