Heritage bid for Qld Corner Country

By Chrissy Arthur

Updated August 08, 2012 11:40:47

Three ‘corners’ of Queensland have been nominated for state heritage listing.

The sites are now marked by concrete pillars but their place in the state’s history is being considered.

Historic posts marking the south-west corners of the Queensland border have been nominated for heritage listing, together with the point where the Queensland, New South Wales and South Australian borders meet.

Cameron Corner in the south-west of the Bulloo Shire, Haddon Corner in the Barcoo Shire and Poeppel Corner in the Diamantina Shire have now become tourist destinations.

Fiona Gardiner from the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection says the boundaries of Queensland were first defined in 1859 but it was not until 1880 that the Corner Country was surveyed.

“Surveying the borders, it is a really tough country and it was an amazing feat that these surveyors did to mark the border,” she said.

The department is seeking comment on the heritage significance of the corners.

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First posted August 07, 2012 07:36:17

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