Definition of stock route in English:

stock route


Australian, New Zealand
  • A strip of public land along which cattle are driven.

    ‘a massive droving operation, following old stock routes’
    • ‘In the next couple of weeks, some Geraldton school children will have travelled the distance of the Canning Stock Route.’
    • ‘He was also a keen water conservationist, constructing wells and dams on northern stock routes.’
    • ‘Most paddocks, roadsides and travelling stock routes have been eaten out and fodder prices have gone through the roof.’
    • ‘If you're stuck on the Mitchell plateau or on the Canning Stock Route it's a long way to get a tow truck!’
    • ‘They leased a pub in a western town and then another further west where there was no town, only the junction of three stock routes.’
    • ‘They say if you include local stock routes and state forests that means about 34 percent of the district will still be left with native vegetation.’
    • ‘He experienced greater success than any other South Australian explorer when he led northern expeditions in search of gold, pastoral land, and stock routes in the 1850s.’
    • ‘With more wells being planned and eventually completed travel along the stock route became a little easier, although it was still hampered by recurring droughts and dust.’
    • ‘The expedition was to begin at Coober Pedy and over four days put the vehicles through their paces on stock routes and some of the roughest roads in the red centre.’
    • ‘In 1881 a further bill was passed for the construction of a railway from Farina to Hergott Springs, to connect with the main stock route from Birdsville in Queensland.’