Trilby Station (By the banks of the Mighty Darling River)

Friday, Apr 25, 2014 at 18:00

Baz - The Landy

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Once a part of the million acre Dunlop property, the first in the world to undertake sheep shearing by mechanical means in 1888, Trilby Station today comprises 320,000 acres and runs up to 24,000 merino sheep and has an extensive goat enterprise.

The Station is situated on the Darling River near the small locality of Louth and approximately 125 kilometres south-west of Bourke.

The area is rich in aboriginal history and more contemporary Australian history. They say that time spent atop Mt Oxley nearby to Bourke, looking across the great expanse to the west rekindles the experience of explorers’ Stuart and Hume in 1829 where they felt that “this would never be the haunt of civilised man”.

Our hosts are Liz and Gary and the Murray family can trace their settlement on the Darling River near Louth back six generations to 1860.

We had a camp looking down onto the mighty Darling River, which is still flowing strongly despite being much lower than in September last year.

And being ANZAC Day we headed to a memorial service to honour our fallen at the small township of Louth, and of course, we shared a few beers in the pub afterwards.

Lest We Forget…

Just in case you were wondering “Baz – The Landy” came about as a consequence of owning three Land Rover Defenders, but as you can see this has now changed...

And yes, thank you, I've recovered fully from the experience!

But “Baz – The Landy” reference has stuck...!

Cheers, Baz – The Landy, Outback Australia…
“Those who don’t think
it can be done shouldn’t
bother the person doing it…”
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