Cordillo Downs (And Innamincka)

Monday, Apr 21, 2014 at 08:00

Baz - The Landy

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 set up camp in the Innamincka Regional Reserve.

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Photo: Baz, The Landy




As a footnote… “The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three ‘Fenders, but as you can see this has now changed. I’m reluctant to refer to the new vehicle as “The Landy” that’s for sure; the owners’ of either brand would never forgive me!

But “The Landy” has stuck, and “The Landy” it is…
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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