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Tickalara Station

Tickalara Station most commonly known as Tickalara is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in south west Queensland.

A pastoral lease is an arrangement used in both Australia and New Zealand where Crown land is leased by government generally for the purpose of grazing on rangelands.

Cattle station large Australian farm (station, the equivalent of an American ranch), whose main activity is the rearing of cattle

In Australia, a cattle station is a large farm, whose main activity is the rearing of cattle; the owner of a cattle station is called a grazier. The largest cattle station in the world is Anna Creek Station in South Australia, Australia.

Queensland North-east state of Australia

Queensland is the second-largest and third-most populous state in the Commonwealth of Australia. Situated in the north-east of the country, it is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean. To its north is the Torres Strait, with Papua New Guinea located less than 200 km across it from the mainland. The state is the world's sixth-largest sub-national entity, with an area of 1,852,642 square kilometres (715,309 sq mi).

It is situated about 92 kilometres (57 mi) north of Tibooburra and 172 kilometres (107 mi) south east of Innamincka.

Tibooburra, New South Wales Town in New South Wales, Australia

Tibooburra is a town in the far northwest of New South Wales, Australia, located 1,187 kilometres (738 mi) from the state capital, Sydney. It is most frequently visited by tourists on their way to national parks in the area. At the 2016 census, Tibooburra had a population of 134. Although facilities in Tibooburra are quite limited, fuel, meals and a range of accommodation options are available. All significant support services are based in Broken Hill.

Innamincka, South Australia Town in South Australia

Innamincka is a small settlement in north-east South Australia, with a population of only 12. It is 821 kilometres north-east of Adelaide and 365 kilometres north-east from the closest town, Lyndhurst. It is also 66 kilometres north-east of the Moomba Gas Refinery. The town lies within the Innamincka Regional Reserve and is surrounded by the Strzlecki Desert to the south and the Sturt Stony Desert to the north. The township is situated along the Cooper Creek, a part of the Lake Eyre Basin.

The Fitzgerald brothers owned the station from 1887 to 1897 and lost about £100,000 over those 10 years. [1]

Tickalara received 10 inches (254 mm) of rain over a few days in 1890 and the surrounding country was submerged for miles around. [2] The property was stocked with about 50,000 sheep in 1894. [3]

Sackville and Sidney Kidman acquired Tickalara in late 1897 [4] for £10,000 from the Fitzgerald brothers. The Kidmans also acquired many other stations in the channel country at about the same time including Annandale and Alton Downs Station. At this time the station occupied an area of 700 square miles (1,813 km2) and was stocked with 22,000 sheep, 600 cattle and 600 horses. [5]

Sidney Kidman Australian businessman

Sir Sidney Kidman was an Australian pastoralist who owned or co-owned large areas of land in Australia in his lifetime.

Annandale Station (pastoral lease)

Annandale Station most commonly known as Annandale is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in central west Queensland. It is located on the tribal lands of the Wongkamala.

Alton Downs Station

Alton Downs Station, most commonly known simply as Alton Downs, is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in north east South Australia.

Following a drought in Western Australia and South Australia in 1914, Kidman offered farmers agistment for their horses at Tickalara for 500 head until conditions improved. [6]

Western Australia state in Australia

Western Australia is a state occupying the entire western third of Australia. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean to the north and west, and the Southern Ocean to the south, the Northern Territory to the north-east, and South Australia to the south-east. Western Australia is Australia's largest state, with a total land area of 2,529,875 square kilometres, and the second-largest country subdivision in the world, surpassed only by Russia's Sakha Republic. The state has about 2.6 million inhabitants – around 11 percent of the national total – of whom the vast majority live in the south-west corner, 79 per cent of the population living in the Perth area, leaving the remainder of the state sparsely populated.

South Australia State of Australia

South Australia is a state in the southern central part of Australia. It covers some of the most arid parts of the country. With a total land area of 983,482 square kilometres (379,725 sq mi), it is the fourth-largest of Australia's states and territories by area, and fifth largest by population. It has a total of 1.7 million people, and its population is the second most highly centralised in Australia, after Western Australia, with more than 77 percent of South Australians living in the capital, Adelaide, or its environs. Other population centres in the state are relatively small; Mount Gambier, the second largest centre, has a population of 28,684.

Agistment originally referred specifically to the proceeds of pasturage in the king's forests. To agist is, in English law, to take cattle to graze, in exchange for payment.

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References

  1. "The far North-West". South Australian Register . Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 18 December 1897. p. 7. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  2. "River District news". South Australian Register . Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 1 February 1890. p. 5. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  3. "The Far Western Sheds". The Barrier Miner . Broken Hill, New South Wales: National Library of Australia. 20 August 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 9 June 2013.
  4. "Sale of a sheep station". The Argus . Melbourne, Victoria: National Library of Australia. 27 November 1897. p. 8. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  5. Jill Bowen (2010). Kidman The Forgotten King. HarperCollins. ISBN   9780730445173.
  6. "Drought in the West". Molong Argus . New South Wales: National Library of Australia. 2 October 1914. p. 1. Retrieved 9 June 2013.

Coordinates: 28°37′16″S142°12′36″E / 28.621°S 142.21°E / -28.621; 142.21