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Cobar Tourist Information

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Cobar is an outback mining town at the crossroads of the Kidman Way and the Barrier Highway in New South Wales, 710 kilometres west of Sydney, 825 kilometres north of Melbourne. Set in a semi-arid landscape, the town with 3 major gold and copper mines also services surrounding agricultural stations. The town features heritage walks and parks, a Commonwealth Meteorological Station, Mine lookouts, Mine tours, and colourful outback sunsets.

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A: Cobar Cornish Rest Stop

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B: Cobar Town Centre

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C: Cobar Railway Station

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D: New Tank Reservoir

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E: Commonwealth Meteorological Station

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F: Fort Bourke Lookout

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J: Tailings in Mount Hope

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We're talking about Australia, the world's smallest continent. That being cleared up, let's dive right in!

Australia is a sovereign state under the Commonwealth of Nations, which is in turn overseen by Queen Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth.

The continent was first sighted and charted by the Dutch in 1606. Captain James Cook of Britain came along in the next century to claim it for Britain and name it "New South Wales." Shortly thereafter it was declared to be a penal colony full of nothing but criminals and convicts, giving it the crap reputation you may have heard at your last cocktail party.

This rumor ignores 40,000 years of pre-European human history, especially the Aboriginal concept of Dreamtime, an interesting explanation of physical and spiritual reality.

The two biggest cities in Australia are Sydney and Melbourne. Sydney is more for business, Melbourne for arts. But that's painting in very broad strokes. Take a whirl around the panoramas to see for yourself!

Text by Steve Smith.

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