Travelling Stock Routes
Corner Country Touring
Across the Corner Country, a series of interconnecting stock routes were developed to enable sheep and cattle to be walked to market safely. Teams of drovers were engaged to handle the job, often taking months for the journey. The routes extended from the "customs" point of Yalpunga to the rain head at Silverton, or to the river port of Wilcannia.
Others extended east-westerly from Bourke and Wanaaring to Milparinka. Known as TSR 238 this route was also used for the telegraph line built in 1896 to link the Corner Country with the rest of the world.
The route running westerly from Milparinka (Mt Browne) extended into South Australia where it followed the Yandama Creek almost to the Flinders Ranges. It linked with the railway line at Farina and was chiefly used by cameleers.
Most stock routes had designated watering points, each located a droving day distance apart. Points of interest along this route include:
- Wild Dog Fence (Also a touring route)
Wanaaring and the Paroo River
Bulloo Overflow and Salisbury Lake
Mt Wood Station and Sturt National Park