Cobham Lake (New South Wales)

Cobham Lake, when full, covers an area of around 580 hectares (1,400 acres) and is located in New South Wales, Australia.[1] Cobham Lake is south of Milparinka between Green Lake and Salt Lake, the water is fresh and pure, reeds grow lushly and birds are in abundance. The lake is beside the Silver City Highway.

Cobham Lake
Location of lake in New South Wales.
Location of lake in New South Wales.
Cobham Lake
LocationNew South Wales, Australia
Coordinates30°09′00″S 142°05′25″E / 30.15000°S 142.09028°E / -30.15000; 142.09028Coordinates: 30°09′00″S 142°05′25″E / 30.15000°S 142.09028°E / -30.15000; 142.09028
Typelake
Surface area580 hectares (1,400 acres)

Prior to European settlement the area around Evelyn Creek, a feeder for the lake, was a meeting place for the Maliangaapa and other tribal groups from as far away as the Paroo River.[2]

Charles Sturt passed the lake in 1844, and there are rumors there was a massacre at the lake in the early 20th century.[3]

Cobham Lake Station is a cattle station, located near the lake .[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Map of Cobham Lake, NSW
  2. ^ Aboriginal Heritage Archived 1 March 2018 at the Wayback Machine, Corner Country History & Heritage.
  3. ^ Jeremy Beckett, GEORGE DUTTON’S COUNTRY: PORTRAIT OF AN ABORIGINAL DROVER, p26.
  4. ^ Memoirs of Euston Coryndon King.