Friday, November 18, 2011

BOOROOMBA STATION


Looking at news clippings of a famous ACT rural property with a colourful history. Booroomba is an operating property today located near the village of Tharwa. The tale begins with reference to Booroomba Station's first two owners, originally William Davis who experienced trouble with bushrangers and the McKeahnie family from 1859...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 11 May 1923



Booroomba became a renowned supplier of beef cattle and it seemed very progressive practices were vastly increasing the quality of cattle...

Queanbeyan Age - Tuesday 2 August 1910




More mention of Booromba's superb fattening paddocks... The beef was commanding top prices...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 3 May 1918



The owner of Booroomba is celebrated with this poem 'The squire of Booroomba' which refers to him as the 'Hereford King'...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Tuesday 25 March 1919



Booroomba expanded into a quality sheep breeding enterprise as observed in this woolclip...

Queanbeyan Age and Queanbeyan Observer - Friday 4 February 1916



The property is sold. The Company directors are mentioned...

The Canberra Times -  Friday 5 October 1928



Two years before they purchased though seems WW1 saw high prices for the woolclip and Booroomba's reputation as 'Sheep Country' is declared dropping the primary mantle of Hereford Stud ..

Queanbeyan-Canberra Advocate - Thursday 9 April 1925



We leave the tale in 1953 but with some controversy concerning 'Settler Soldiers'...

The Canberra Times - Monday 30 November 1953



My interest in Booroomba Station ends here. But nearly 60 years has passed since 1953...


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