The Dingo Fence (Across Australia’s Outback)

Wednesday, Apr 23, 2014 at 09:00

Baz - The Landy

This is a remarkable structure that stretches across Australia’s Southern Region. Built in the 1880s, the fence is designed to keep the dingo, Australia’s native dog, out of the south-eastern part of Australia, and protect sheep in Queensland.

Of course today you won’t find too many pure bred dingoes in Australia, but there is still plenty of wild dogs.

The fence is the longest in the world stretching a whopping 5,600 kilometres from the Darling Downs in Queensland to the Great Australian Bight in South Australia.

On our journey into the outback we passed through the fence on a couple of occasions.

Of course, we have gate boy, TomO, on board to do the honours!

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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