Historic Cogoon Station listed on Darling Downs

Historic Cogoon Station listed on Darling Downs
Historic Cogoon Station listed on Darling Downs

Cogoon Station, the south west Queensland grazing property, has been listed for sale.

It is the district from where the Prussian explorer and naturalist Ludwig Leichhardt set off from on his fateful expedition, never to be seen again.

Leichhardt's disappearance remains a mystery after he went missing in 1848 with his expedition crew of four Europeans, two Aboriginal guides, seven horses, 20 mules and 50 bullocks planning to cross Australia.

Cogoon, located in the Maranoa region around 60 kilometres south of Roma on the Darling Downs, then belonged to politician Allan Macpherson.

The near 6000 hectare grazing property is subdivided into 11 main grazing paddocks.

There's an as new three bedroom Glendale home on the estate, as well as an older homestead, 12 dams, cattle yards, machinery and hay sheds.

Ruralco Property GDL agent John Sims has set an April 20 auction. 

Leichhardt's disappearance has been investigated by many, with the latest evidence suggesting the party may have gone missing somewhere in the Great Sandy Desert.

This article was first published in The Weekend Australian property section. 

 

 

 

 

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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