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Windorah
 
Solar power farm
Solar Power Farm
Stock watering point
Stock Watering Point
General store
General Store
Blue Bonnet
Blue Bonnet
Solar Array
Solar Array
Settlers Hut
Settlers Hut
Police Memorial
Police Memorial
Flood Boat
Flood Boat
Floodplain
Floodplain
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Windorah (population about 80) was first settled when the Whitman brothers were caught in an 1870s flood and took shelter on a stony point of ground which they decided would be a good place for a store. In 1880 the name was changed from Stony Point to Windorah and gazetted as a township. Sheep and cattle have always been the dominant economic activity of the semi-arid area with average annual rainfall of 293 mm. The town lies on the edge of the Cooper's Creek floodplain stretching about 50 kilometres to the south and dissected by a maze of interconnected channels. According to local inhabitants Windorah does not get flooded but does get isolated by floodwaters.