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South Australia
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Cobdogla is located in South Australia
Coordinates 34°14′31″S 140°24′22″E / 34.24194°S 140.40611°E / -34.24194; 140.40611Coordinates: 34°14′31″S 140°24′22″E / 34.24194°S 140.40611°E / -34.24194; 140.40611
Population 232 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 5346
LGA(s) Berri Barmera Council
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker

Cobdogla is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia,[2] 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.[1]

Cobdogla is the home of the Irrigation and Steam Museum, centred on a pair of Humphrey pumps, one of which is operable,[3] and boasts a working 3km 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. Open days are infrequent as a great deal of (voluntary) labour is involved.


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cobdogla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009. 
  3. ^ The remarkable Humphrey pump, the only functioning example in the world, may resume (occasional) operation in 2015 depending on OH&S approval.

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