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|Population||232 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Berri Barmera Council|
Cobdogla is a town in the Riverland region of South Australia, 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.
Cobdogla is the home of the Irrigation and Steam Museum, centred on a pair of Humphrey pumps, one of which is operable, and boasts a working 3 km 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.
References and notes
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- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Cobdogla (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2010-01-22.
- "2905.0 - Statistical Geography: Volume 2 -- Census Geographic Areas, Australia, 2006". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 8 December 2009.
- The remarkable Humphrey pump, the only functioning example in the world, may resume (occasional) operation in 2015 depending on OH&S approval.
- "Cobdogla Homestead ruin". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
- "Humphrey Pumps, Cobdogla Irrigation Museum (former Cobdogla Pumping Station)". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 28 May 2016.
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