Channel Country

The Channel Country (also known as Corner Country and Kidman Country) is in south-west Queensland, extending into South Australia and New South Wales. About 70% of the Channel Country's estimated 280,000 sq km is in Queensland. It is defined by having braided, flood and alluvial plains. In flood time the watercourses overflow into distributaries and channels, sometimes reaching 80 km across.

The main watercourses, from west to east, are:

Further Reading: 

A.M. Duncan-Kemp, Our Channel Country: man and nature in south-west Queensland, Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1961

Pamela Lukin Watson, Frontier lands and pioneer legends: how pastoralists gained Karuwaliland, St Leonards, Allen & Unwin, 1998

Mitch Reardon, Corner country: where outback Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia meet, Terrey Hills, Australian Geographic, 1995

Barcoo Shire, Boulia and Boulia Shire, Bulloo Shire, Diamantina Shire, Longreach Shire, Quilpie and Quilpie Shire and Winton Shire entries


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