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Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations, as they share their stories. Have you ever wondered what it’s like living a day’s drive from the nearest supermarket? Or having a million-acre backyard, with your next-door neighbours a two-hour drive away? These compelling true-life stories from the popular Central Station blog will open your eyes to what outback life is really like – and why many wouldn’t live anywhere else. There are yarns from bo ...
 
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Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/little-people-huge-hearts/ *** We're celebrating the launch of the TX6600S UHF Radio! As an Australian Owned and Operated business, GME openly embraces Australian …
 
Tony Williams left home at the age of 16 to work on Nilpinna Station for his childhood idol Jimmy Nunn. That was almost 50 years ago. Today, Tony is in his 40th year as the manager of Mt Barry Station, near the town of Coober Pedy in SA. In this episode, he shares yarns from the past 5 decades and what he has learnt along the way about life, love, …
 
Today is Part 2 of our episode with Peter Rowe, the Outback Postman. Now, if you haven’t listened to Part 1 – stop right here and go back to find it – because in addition to being a cracker yarn, it provides a lot of context about how Rowie came to be the man he is. In this episode we talk about the 600km round trip he makes twice a week to deliver…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/woulda-coulda-shoulda/ LIVEXchange is THE major event for the livestock export industry, and it’s being held this year in Darwin on the 10th and 11th of November. …
 
For the last 19 years, Peter Rowe, or Rowie, as he is known by the locals, has been delivering mail to small towns and cattle stations along the Oodnadatta Track in South Australia. Rowie is an incredible gentleman who’s story is, well, incredible. I had such a great time yarning with him that we ended up recording for 2 hours, so this episode will…
 
Most of us have done a first aid course before. It's something you have to do, but don't think you'll ever actually need. We never think that someone else's life will actually be in our hands. But that was the reality for Jill Greenfield, when a bystander saved her life during a medical emergency. In this episode, we learn about who Jill is and how…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. This episode is sponsored by Red Range Stock Supplements - a locally owned family run business based in Kununurra, Western Australia and servicing the whole North West. They offer a range of custom blended supplements for cattle and hor…
 
In today's episode, Steph travels to the centre of South Australia to Billa Kalina Station, which has been in the Greenfield family since 1938. Pastoralist Col Greenfield shares what its like running a cattle station that is inside the Woomera Prohibited Area, and outside the dog fence. Todays episode is supported by Dunnings Fuel. Dunning’s operat…
 
The Kempe family’s involvement in the pastoral industry traces back to the 1800’s, when Ernest Courtenay Kempe was in partnership with the Sir Sidney Kidman. His nephew Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe ran away from home at the age of 12, joining him at The Peak station. Between Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe and his son John Kempe they served 100 years with the…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/the-farmer-wants-a-son-in-law/This episode is sponsored by Ariat Australia. Ariat® is for when you measure your day by acres, not hours. Find exactly what you need…
 
Doug McBean is was raised on a cattle station in the Victoria River District in the Northern Territory. With 30 years under his belt as a helicopter mustering pilot, he’s seen and done a fair bit around the traps. So, you might think that a podcast episode with Doug would involve all sorts of wild yarns about mustering a helicopter – but that could…
 
Abbro Woolnough was born a 6th generation dairy farmer on the NSW north central coast. However, despite being surrounded by dairy cattle, he developed a passion for the beef industry. After his initial career plans didn’t work out, he moved to Mt Riddock Station in Central Australia as a jackeroo. But, that’s not the end of Abbro’s story. He then w…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/the-story-of-groom-zilla-and-bride-doe-banger/ This episode is sponsored by Resource Consulting Services – Australia’s leading provider of holistic, regenerative f…
 
Campbell Duff came to the Northern Territory thinking he knew it all and was ready to take on the world. Today, he is a completely different person. In this episode we speak about what prompted him to grow up from an overly confident teenager to a settled young man who has been given the responsibility of being head stockman on one of the Territory…
 
With two cattle stations in the Northern Territory, a cattle property in Queensland, and a helicopter business, Rebecca and Steven Cadzow were in the perfect position to continue expanding their business interests and develop a pastoral empire that so many dream of. But, instead they made the decision to downsize to just one cattle station. In this…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/lessons-from-a-little-cat/ Todays episode is supported by Dunnings Fuel. Dunning’s operate their fleet of trucks 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and on a daily basis…
 
Helen Kempe was born on Macumba Station in 1950, as the fourth generation of her family to be involved in the S Kidman and Co Pastoral empire. At the age of 16 Helen moved to the Northern Territory and to this day she has never left. Everyone knows Miss Helen, and Miss Helen knows everyone. She is a true treasure of the Territory, and in this episo…
 
What would you do if you knew your life was going to change irrevocably, and there was nothing you could do to stop it? That’s the predicament Mitch Scott found himself in when he was diagnosed with Usher Syndrome –a rare genetic disorder primarily characterized by deafness and a progressive loss of vision. In this episode, Mitch speaks about his d…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/cowboys-bulls-broncs-and-a-diamond-ring/ *** Central Station is supported by ThinkWater Broome, your local water experts for irrigation projects big and small. The…
 
After high school, Frances Cooper ticked all the boxes society told her to: go to university, get a great job, land a promotion, and keep climbing the career ladder. On paper, Fran’s life looked like hard work and success. But… something was missing. So, in her late 20’s she took off to Africa – a decision that would lead to a series of experiences…
 
Conversations in the agricultural and rural community pertaining to mental health generally don’t go beyond raising awareness of mental health itself and what it is. We think it’s time for the conversation to move forward from simplying saying “It’s ok not to be ok”, and to discuss what we can do to look after ourselves when we aren’t ok. We also t…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/it-takes-a-community/ *** The team you know and love from Landmark Broome are now operating as Northern Rural Supplies. Its business as usual with the same team, s…
 
We all know that when you work on a cattle station, you’re bound to come across creatures other than cattle. If you’re in the desert country, it might be camels and donkeys – and if you’re way up high in the top end, you’ll probably see water buffalo, and if you’re lucky… or … well… unlucky… a crocodile. Norman Fisher was born and bred in the Top E…
 
Living so far from town is often one of the perks that draws people to work on a cattle station. When you live out bush you can enjoy wide open spaces and often your neighbours are tens of kilometres away, if not hundreds. But what happens when you need services which are only provided in town – like, access to a hospital? In this episode Steph Coo…
 
Central Station [SHORT STORY] episodes bring the stories from our website to life through the authors themselves. Find the story from this episode here: https://www.centralstation.net.au/180km-just-to-check-the-mail/ *** This episode is supported by Milne Feeds. Milne feeds has been the leading provider of livestock feed in WA for over 100 years, a…
 
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