Wild Dog Fence

Corner Country History

Its the longest structure in the world, a single fence over more than 5000 kilometres in length.

Originally built in the 1890s to help control the enormous rabbit population which was devastating huge areas of inland and regional Australia, the Wild Dog Fence was converted to a dingo fence in 1914. It stretches from Nambour in the east to the Indian Ocean in the west.

There are several locations where the fence is visible to travellers; Cameron Corner, west of Tiboburra, Warri Gate to the north of Tibooburra, and at various locations south of the Hawker Gate Road. Driving adjacent to most sections of the fence is not possible.

Access roads are for Wild Dog Board staff only.


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Corner Country History & Heritage

  • In 1882, severe drought on the Albert Goldfields caused near-famine for the miners and settlers of the district. The Darling River ceased to flow, and the paddle steamers were prevented from carrying stores to Wilcannia.

    Camel Teams

    In 1882, severe drought on the Albert Goldfields caused near-famine for the miners and settlers of the district. The Darling
  • The largely waterless lands of the Corner Country were traditionally occupied by several Aboriginal groups. In the Milparinka area lived members of the Maliangaapa people, around Tibooburra were Wadigalis and Wangkumaras.

    First Nation Heritage

    The largely waterless lands of the Corner Country were traditionally occupied by several Aboriginal groups. In the Milparinka area lived
  • Euston King was the sixteen year old messenger in the story. During the early days of the Mt Browne Gold Fields, provisions were sent mainly from Wilcannia and the store keepers

    Memoirs of Euston King

    Euston King was the sixteen-year-old messenger in the story. During the early days of the Mt Browne Gold Fields, provisions
  • The Milparinka Local History Centre, located in the former courthouse at Milparinka, has on display a great deal of local history material. If you are interested in this information please call in whilst you are traveling through the region; or write contact us... we may be able to help you, or you may even be able to help us.

    Milparinka Heritage Precinct

    The Milparinka Local History Centre, located in the former courthouse at Milparinka, has on display a great deal of local
  • The ancient geology of the Barrier Ranges and adjacent areas has yielded rich mineralisation. Broken Hill is famous for its silver, lead and zinc deposits, but, across the ranges and north into the Grey Range, were other significant deposits.

    Mining Heritage

    The ancient geology of the Barrier Ranges and adjacent areas has yielded rich mineralisation. Broken Hill is famous for its
  • Its the longest structure in the world, a single fence over more than 5000 kilometres in length. Originally built in the 1890s to help control the enormous rabbit population which was devastating huge areas of inland and regional Australia, the Wild Dog Fence was converted to a dingo fence in 1914.

    Wild Dog Fence

    Its the longest structure in the world, a single fence over more than 5000 kilometres in length. Originally built in
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