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Cameron Corner
Bulloo Shire, Queensland
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Cameron Corner, 2001
Postcode: 2880
LGA: Bulloo Shire
State District: Warrego
Federal Division: Maranoa
Suburbs around Cameron Corner:
Innamincka (SA) Durham Nockatunga
Bollards Lagoon (SA) Cameron Corner Bulloo Downs
Bollards Lagoon (SA) Tibooburra (NSW) Tibooburra (NSW)

Cameron Corner is a locality in the Shire of Bulloo, Queensland, Australia. It is located about 1,400 kilometres (870 mi) west-southwest of Brisbane, Queensland and is the point in the outback of eastern Australia where the boundary lines of the states of Queensland, South Australia, and New South Wales meet (the area immediately to the north and east of the intersection of the state boundaries).The noted Dingo Fence passes through Cameron Corner along the New South Wales border.

History

AUS locator map with corners full
AUS map with named state corners

The corner and locality are named for the surveyor, John Brewer Cameron, from the New South Wales Lands Department, who spent two years during 1880–1882 marking the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Cameron erected a post there in September 1880 to mark its intersection with the border of South Australia. He placed a wooden marker every mile (1.6 km) eastwards along the interstate boundary.

This general area, which includes Sturt Stony Desert in the Lake Eyre Basin, was first explored by Captain Charles Sturt, who in 1844 went in search of a supposed inland sea in the center of Australia.

Facilities

The Cameron Corner Store was established in 1990 by a Vietnam War veteran, Sandy Nall, and his wife Cathrine. As of 2014, the store is operated by the sole permanent residents of Cameron Corner, Fenn and Cheryl Miller. The store reportedly has a Queensland liquor licence, a New South Wales postal code and a South Australian telephone number. The locality also features a desert golf course.

Events

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Cameron Corner in the intersection of Australian time zones during daylight-saving

New Year's Eve is celebrated three times each year in Cameron Corner (also in Poeppel Corner and Surveyor Generals Corner), because the three states that meet at the corner are in three time zones.

Heritage listings

Cameron's corner
Cameron Corner Marker: Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia

Cameron Corner Survey Marker which marks the corner is a heritage-listed site, being listed on the Queensland Heritage Register in 2012.

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Dingo Fence on the 29th parallel of latitude. Sturt National Park (right of fence) - looking east from Cameron Corner after a heavy rainfall


Corners in Australia
Name Surveyor Generals Poeppel Haddon Cameron MacCabe
States WA/NT/SA NT/SA/Qld SA/Qld SA/Qld/NSW SA/Vic/NSW

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