Cobargo's History

Cobargo - The Name

The town perhaps got its name from an aboriginal word meaning ‘Grandfather’, although there is little evidence to support this theory. The other possibility is the local Aboriginal word ‘cubago’ which some sources claim was used to describe Mount Dromedary. This also seems doubtful as the local Aboriginal community now insist that Dromedary is correctly named ‘Gulaga’ – about as far from ‘Cubargo’ as you could get. All we really know for sure is that in 1840 Alexander Imlay had a property called ‘Cobargo’.

White Settlement

Indigenous History