The small country town on the banks of the dry river, once known for clear flowing water, is now the centre much media attention.
Farmer Daryl Farmer had a mice problem. "It was so bad that the moment you woke up in the morning, you'd see the little buggers scurrying off you. Thank god I'm a deep sleeper, otherwise their gnawing would keep me up at night."
Scientists estimated over one million mice had overrun Mr Farmer's farm. This is not unusual. Over one billion mice are in the lower river basin.
But what is unusual is what happened to those mice.
Mr Farmer 'borrowed' his daughter's pet cat one night. He placed "Spot" in the hay shed, hoping to get rid of half a dozen.
"I was so tired that I wanted to try anything."
Mr Farmer woke to the smell of burning hay.
According the the local fire brigade, the fire was started by the induction cooker that Mr Farmer kept in the shed "so that I could easily make a quick cuppa."
The theory, and why the world's media has descended onto Mr Farmer's Farm, is that Spot became fascinated by the lights on the cooker.
Spot had turned it on, and within minutes it heated the small mouse droppings which in turned caused the hay to catch fire.
"We estimate about half-a-million of the little buggers burnt alive," Captain Rogers said.
"When I woke, all I could see were these little balls of flames running this way and that. It was beuat," Mr Farmer told the pack of reporters.
And what of Spot?
"She was found curled up in me daughter's bed with only minor burns to her front paws."
Asked if Mr Farmer considered Spot a hero, he answered by saying, "Too right. She's a dead-set legend. Gave her some extra food in the morning."