Cookardinia, New South Wales


Cookardinia, New South Wales
Cookardinia
New South Wales
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Cookardinia is located in New South Wales
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Cookardinia
Population: 283
Postcode: 2650
Coordinates: 35°34′0″S 147°13′0″E / 35.566667°S 147.216667°E / -35.566667; 147.216667Coordinates: 35°34′0″S 147°13′0″E / 35.566667°S 147.216667°E / -35.566667; 147.216667
Location:
LGA: Greater Hume Shire Council
County: Goulburn
State District: Albury
Federal Division: Farrer

Cookardinia is a small and almost non-existent village 24km east of Henty. Its surrounding area has an approximate population of 283 persons. [2]

The place name Cookardinia is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "the place of the giant kingfisher" - probably a reference to the Kookaburra and hence the phonetic similarity of the start of each word.[3]

Only several small buildings remain, including the old 'Buckaringa' woolshed on the Cookardinia - Henty road and the Memorial Hall built in 1925.

Squatter's Arms Inn

On the intersection of the Henty, Culcairn and Holbrook roads can be seen the (rapidly deteriorating) ruins of the Squatter's Arms Inn which was built in 1848.

The Squatter's Arms Inn closed its doors to official trading in 1925 but then was briefly restored internally when it featured in the 1976 filming of Mad Dog Morgan, starring Dennis Hopper. [4] [5]

Cookardinia Post Office opened on 1 December 1873 and closed in 1976. [6]

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