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Mt Cornish Homestead

  • 600009
  • Mt Cornish Homestead, Muttaburra


Also known as
Mount Cornish Homestead
State Heritage
Register status
Date entered
21 August 1992
Farming—agriculture/dairying/grazing/horticulture: Farm
Pastoralism: Homestead
Construction period


Mt Cornish Homestead, Muttaburra
Barcaldine Regional Council
-22.54891148, 144.60523323


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Criterion AThe place is important in demonstrating the evolution or pattern of Queensland’s history.

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Mount Cornish was established on the head of the Thomson River in 1872 as an outstation of the Bowen Downs property which was taken up by William Landsborough in 1861. The Edkins family, along with 12 000 head of cattle were sent to manage Bowen Downs Station, from which Mount Cornish was later resumed. Prior to the construction of a wooden house in 1876, the Edkins lived in a simple mud hut with a roof of bark. In 1883,a stone section was added to the wooden house. It comprised two rooms surrounded by a verandah. The white stone was quarried approximately one mile from the site and it is thought to have been constructed by two highly skilled German masons. Mount Cornish was partially resumed in 1889. The property was again divided in 1895 and this was followed by droughts which lasted until 1902. Bowen Downs was partially resumed after the lease expired in 1927 and continued to operate as a sheep and cattle run until the 1960s.


The summary information for this place is currently under review.

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Location of Mt Cornish Homestead within Queensland
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Last updated
20 January 2016
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