Linda Beilharz OAM


Executive Officer of Women's Health Lodden Mallee


A specialist in snow and alpine search & rescue and a member of Bush Search & Rescue, Linda was the first Australian woman to cross the North and South Poles.


In 2006, Linda was inducted into the Victorian Women's Honour Roll and also awarded the 1975 Memorial Grant by the Australian Women in Aviation.


In 2010, Linda was chosen by Australian Geographic as the Adventurer of the Year and in 2013 was awarded City of Greater Bendigo Citizen of the Year.

Heathcote Community Games

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Mandalay Resources are again supporting a local event in Regional Victoria and Heathcote. Their support is valued and not only with monetary assistance, but human resources, their expertise and other infrastructure requirements for the event to proceed.

Heathcote Community House are providing assistance with finances and insurances for the event.

Website content –  Sandra Slatter

Website design – Bronwyn Lumsden & Craig Green

DVD production – Imagine Pictures (Anthony Webster)

Images – McIvor Times, Sandra Slatter, Heathcote Community House,

Imagine Pictures (Anthony Webster)