Cordillo Downs – Outback Australia

Cordillo Downs

 Cordillo Downs Woolshed, Outback Australia

Photo: Baz – The Landy
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Cordillo Downs (And Innamincka)

Cordillo Downs, Outback Australia This is one of my favourite outback drives, a road that weaves its way down past Cordillo Downs and the Cordillo Downs Woolshed.

A pastoral lease was taken up for Cordillo Downs in 1878 and not too long after this the property was running up to 10,000 sheep. By the early 1900s it had amalgamated with Cadelga and Haddon Downs and was running 85,000 sheep on about 8,000 square kilometres of land.

Today, Cordillo Downs still runs around 7,000 head of cattle in a good season, although when you view the landscape it is hard to imagine.

We’ve set up camp by the Cooper Creek!

Cooper Creek, Outback Australia

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Photo: Baz, The Landy

Click go the shears’ boys…click,click,click (The Woolshed)

The Woolshed - Currawinya, Outback Australia

Taken as the sun was dawning on a new day in the outback, the woolshed is located within Currawinya National Park, near Hungerford, in far western Queensland.

Nearby is the beautiful Ourimperee Water-Hole…

Click go the shears’ boys, click, click, click….

photo: Baz, The Landy