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The Outback Odyssey Trilogy – Part 3

G’Day Mob,

 “For Lease: Boorara Station – 285,000 acres”the adventure continues…..

As the moon set over the cattle yards and the sun breached the eastern horizon we climbed out of swags and looked forward to the day. I followed the moon to the yards and penned my first Boorara animal – a big buck grey kangaroo. Most of the roos we had seen up to this point were the western reds, gorgeous creatures with coats of copper red.

We drove to the eastern part of the property and within half an hour had found a lot more than six goats. We drove over a stony range

OK, so "range" may be exaggerating

OK, so “range” may be exaggerating

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The Outback Odyssey Trilogy – Part 2

G’Day Mob,

 “For Lease: Boorara Station – 285,000 acres”the adventure continues…..

Wow, what a place!

There are twelve artesian bores on Boorara. These are flowing bores meaning the steaming hot water comes to the surface without the aid of pumps and until recently the water was left running and transferred across the landscape by man-made drainage channels. With government help all bores are now capped and the flow is controlled by valves and distributed by poly pipe.

The homestead artesian bore

The homestead artesian bore

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The Outback Odyssey Trilogy – Part 1

July 2013

G’Day Mob,

I had just walked in the door after a game of hockey when Brian casually handed me a newspaper advertisement: “For Lease: Boorara Station – 285,000 acres”.

Two hundred and eighty five THOUSAND acres

Two hundred and eighty five thousand OUTBACK acres

159 map

 

So Mob, want to come on an adventure?

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