Travelling Australia - Journal 2013
May 2013

Corfield and Fitzmaurice Building - Dinosaur Display
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Corfield and Fitzmaurice was a long established business in Winton which supplied just about everything to surrounding properties and town residents. One display board in the present-day building boasted that customers could buy everything from self-raising flour to gunpowder and sheet lead. But changing agricultural practices and developments in transport led to business decline and the firm closed in 1987. Winton Shire eventually owned the building in Winton's main street which is now used for displays and other public purposes.

One of the displays in the Corfield and Fitzmaurice Building portrays the dinosaurs in the Lark Quarry stampede. The two smaller species have been identified from their footprints and models based on bones excavated at overseas sites have been prepared. The larger predator causing the stampede was not identified from footprints in the 1970s when the stampede was analysed and a generic large predator has been assumed for this display; the predator has since been identified as Australovenator wintonensis.

smaller dinosaurs
Dinosaurs in the stampede. The larger animal is an herbivorous Wintonopus latomorum; the smaller one is Skartopus australis.
emu Corfield & Fitzmaurice building now used by the Shire of Winton for public displays including the Lark Quarry dinosaurs.