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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.
The historic Cobdogla Homestead Ruins and the Humphrey Pumps at the former Cobdogla Pumping Station are listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.
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