Cobar and Western New South Wales: South Australia’s connection

Monday 19 June 2017

Cobar and Western New South Wales: South Australia’s connection

Presented by David Rogers

Throughout the second half of the 19th century South Australia played a major role in the development of western New South Wale, particularly in its pastoral and mining industries. Paddle steamers towing barges moved enormous quantities of wool down the western-flowing rivers of the Murray-Darling system and the railway to Cockburn produced a similar westwards flow of produce into South Australia from the Broken Hill mines. Among other things, the growth of mining in central NSW saw the establishment of the town of Cobar.

David Rogers is qualified in engineering and accounting, but has had an interest in Australian history since his school days. He was born in Broken Hill and is a member of the Australasian Mining History Association. He attended the annual conference of that body at Cobar in 2016 and his follow-up reading has prompted this address.

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Cobar and Western New South Wales: South Australia’s connection

Presented by David Rogers

Throughout the second half of the 19th century South Australia played a major role in the development of western New…

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