Cockburn, South Australia

Cockburn, South Australia

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Cockburn is a town on the border of South Australia and New South Wales near Broken Hill. The town population consists of roughly 25 people with a greater regional community of 180 as of 2005. Huge ore deposits were discovered in Silverton, which prompted the South Australian Government in 1884 to offer to the New South Wales Government the building of a narrow gauge railway line from the NSW-SA border to Silverton. This was seen to be necessary since horse drawn transport could not cope with the transport of the ore through South Australia. This offer was rejected by the NSW Government. Local business people therefore formed the Silverton Tramway in 1885 to build the railway line from Silverton to the SA border. The town of Cockburn came into existence in 1886 as a place where trains would exchange locomotives and crews. On the NSW side of the border the Silverton Tramway Company built a station and siding called Burns.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Anim Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135684914
  • 9786135684919