Cobdogla is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia,[4] The town is on the Murray River, 232 kilometres (144 mi) north-east of the state capital, Adelaide. At the 2006 census, Cobdogla had a population of 232.[5]

Cobdogla is the home of the Irrigation and Steam Museum, centred on a pair of Humphrey pumps, one of which is operable,[6] and boasts a working 3 km railway with both a diesel and a steam locomotive (originally used by Humes Ltd. to transport pipes for the Loveday pipeline), a traction engine and numerous stationary engines, all in working order, maintained and operated by enthusiasts, as well as static displays on various river topics - Village Settlements, Loveday Internment Camp and Irrigation maintained by the National Trust of South Australia.[7] Open days are infrequent as a great deal of (voluntary) labour is involved.

The historic Cobdogla Homestead Ruins and the Humphrey Pumps at the former Cobdogla Pumping Station are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.[8][9]

References and notes

  1. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Loveday". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2020. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Peake, A.H. (1 May 1919). "TOWNS OF COBDOGLA, COPEVILLE, AND PERPONDA" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette. South Australian Government. p. 797. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ "GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES ACT 1991 Notice to Assign Boundaries and Names to Places (in the District Council of Berri Barmera )" (PDF). The South Australian Government Gazette: 1711. 3 December 1998. Retrieved 4 December 2018.
  4. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. 17 July 2007. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
  5. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cobdogla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 22 January 2010.
  6. ^ The remarkable Humphrey pump, the only functioning example in the world, may resume (occasional) operation in 2015 depending on OH&S approval.
  7. ^ "Branches SA". National Trust of Australia. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Cobdogla Homestead ruin". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
  9. ^ "Humphrey Pumps, Cobdogla Irrigation Museum (former Cobdogla Pumping Station)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.

External links