The Australian Outback's Largest Cattle Stations

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Photos included in the books 'A Million Acre Masterpiece' & 'Life as an Australian Horseman' were taken on outback cattle stations located right across northern Australia:

  • Queensland's Cape York Peninsula, Gulf Country and Channel Country
  • Northern Territory's Barkly Tableland, northern Alice Springs Region, Marine Plains and Victoria River District
  • Western Australia's East and West Kimberley regions. 

Photos included in the book 'Biggest Mobs - Longest Shadows' were all taken on the Northern Territory's Barkly Tableland cattle stations.

  • Alexandria (including Soudan and Gallipoli outstations), Alroy Downs, Anthony Lagoon, Argadargada, Austral Downs, Avon Downs, Banka Banka, Beetaloo, Benmara, Brunchilly, Brunette Downs, Cresswell Downs, Eva Downs, Hayfield-Shenandoah, Helen Springs, Lake Nash, Mittiebah, Mungabroom, Newcastle Waters, Rockhampton Downs, Rocklands, Sturt Plains, Ucharonidge and Walhallow.

Generally, I only visit cattle stations still using stockhorses - which is most cattle stations in northern Australia and far south western Queensland.  Quite a few of the largest cattle stations measure 10,000 square kilometres or more. Stations this size usually run between 20,000 and 60,000 head of cattle each, depending on the carrying capacity of the land and the seasonal conditions, and mobs of 1,000 cattle or more are common.  Photography trips only occur during the busy dry season when mustering is in full swing, and the specific properties visited depend on local seasonal conditions plus other factors.

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