Diapur (Aboriginal for crabhole/swamp) is just north of the Melbourne-Adelaide Highway, between Nhill and Kaniva.
The Railway from Nhill arrived in 1886, and a huge dam had to be scooped out for the inter-state trains which stopped there for water.
The water tower
Diapur had its own brickworks, also hotel, general store, post office, blacksmith, saddler, bootmaker & Bible Christian Church.
Now just the silos, hall and a few houses.
The original hall
A new larger hall building was built in 1967.
The author of “Mad as rabbits” Elizabeth Lane grew up in the district, and the area is depicted in the book.
The weightbridge building