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Real Estate Agents Cockburn
The best Cockburn Real Estate Agents sell properties considerably better than industry average figures, no matter whether it is in Cockburn or the Unincorp. Far West area or all of SA. We detail who these Cockburn agents are in our free report.
Importantly it is the performance of the individual real estate agent rather than the agency used that matters. Vendors should only use those Cockburn agents who routinely deliver superior results for their clients. This is crucial to maximise their chances of securing the best possible price for their Cockburn property.
While we can review agent performance right across the country, we suggest focusing on those individual real estate agents in Cockburn or the 5440 postcode and immediate surrounds.
Request your free report for the individual performance details of real estate agents in Cockburn and the properties they have sold over the last couple of years.
With Cockburn property transactions only occurring on average every 7 years, securing the best Cockburn real estate agent to manage this infrequent transaction is crucial.
Cockburn is a town on the border of South Australia and New South Wales near Broken Hill. The town population consists of roughly 25 people with a greater regional community of 180 as of 2005.
Huge ore deposits were discovered in Silverton, which prompted the South Australian Government in 1884 to offer to the New South Wales Government the building of a narrow gauge railway line from the NSW-SA border to Silverton. This was seen to be necessary since horse drawn transport could not cope with the transport of the ore through South Australia. This offer was rejected by the NSW Government.
Local business people therefore formed the Silverton Tramway in 1885 to build the railway line from Silverton to the SA border. The town of Cockburn came into existence in 1886 as a place where trains would exchange locomotives and crews. On the NSW side of the border the Silverton Tramway Company built a station and siding called Burns.
The pressure for the expansion of Cockburn was increased with mineral discoveries at Thackaringa and Umberumberka from 1883 onwards. The silver-lead-zinc discovery at Broken Hill led to the railway line being extended from Silverton to Broken Hill in 1887. The route was extremely important as it provided balanced trading for locomotives with a momentum grade 'up' from Broken Hill to Cockburn and a rising grade 'down' from Cockburn to Broken Hill. This was the main advantage of the route to and from Cockburn.
By 1892 the town of Cockburn had become sizable. The population was 2,000 people. Cockburn boasted two hotels, two general stores, three boarding houses, schools and churches. It contained within its business sector a blacksmith, butcher, baker, produce merchant and carrier. Stationed at Cockburn included two engineers, a stationmaster, customs officer, locomotive superintendent and a miner. Locomotive shed and related work facilities were recorded as existing in 1892. Seven trains regularly ran between Petersburg, Cockburn and Broken Hill. These included passenger trains. In 1892, 83,194 passengers travelled through Cockburn.
Cockburn also has a role in industrial relations history in Broken Hill. Tom Mann, a political "disruptionist" was barred from speaking publicly in New South Wales. In 1908 3,000 passengers came from Broken Hill to Cockburn to hear Tom Mann speak. From the front of the hall next to the Cockburn Hotel he addressed the crowd, which was the beginning of a dispute known as the 1909 Lockout. During this dispute Broken Hill mining unionists were locked out of the company gates for rejecting pay cuts which would have been below the minimum wage.
The standard gauge railway line, officially opened in 1970, runs south of the surveyed town limits of Cockburn, and has a new station and a passing loop. The "new" station is now disused.
In the early 1990s the South Australian Government proposed to close down the small communities along the Barrier Highway leading to a strong and unified resistance from the local communities. In April 2006, the government planned to demolish five former railway houses.
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