Carcory Homestead Ruins

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Location: Eyre Developmental Road, Birdsville, QLD

About Carcory Homestead Ruins


The Carcory Homestead was built in 1877 of local limestone by Hector and Norman Wilson. Listed by the National Trust, this attraction is an example of the rich history of the Diamantina Shire. After years of drought and the loss of 4,000 bullocks, Carcory was abandoned by Sir Sydney Kidman in 1906. Today it is part of Roseberth Station, and serves as a reminder of early settlement in the area. Located on the road between Bedourie and Birdsville, the closest town to this attraction is Birdsville.

This site pays tribute to the significant difficulties faced by early pastoralists – even the Cattle King Sir Sydney Kidman suffered losses at the hands of the fickle outback weather. Sit among the site ruins and consider what life on the land was like then, and still can be like now.