Berenice Walters, the Dingo Lady, spent her adult life fighting the Dingoes’ cause. This Blog is a tribute to her work to have the Dingo recognised as Australia’s native dog and as an important part of the Australian ecosystem. Berenice was dedicated to educating the general public about the attributes of these wonderful primitive dogs.
Tuesday, 9 August 2016
How many dingo brands from the past do you know?
Probably the most well-known Dingo trademark or brand from the past is the one for Great Southern Flour Mills Ltd dating back to 1940 and still standing today in North Fremantle
The dingo logo was painted in late 1940 by artist Les Nash on the side of the 1936-37 Timber Silos, facing towards Stirling Highway and the ocean and soon became a landmark, on land and water. Nash was paid the exorbitant fee of £40. The iconic sign has been repainted many times since but it has never been redrawn or redesigned.
During World War II, in 1943, the sign had to be painted out as part of the war precautions.
The brand name ‘Dingo Flour’ was in use in this period for flour from the North Fremantle Mill and Henco was the brand for flour from the Narrogin Mill.