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Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

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 bosses, station cooks, ringers, single mums, kids, governesses, chopper pilots and more, told with humour, self-deprecation – and pride in a job well done. There are tales of mustering, stock camps, working dogs, rogue cattle and hard bloody yakka, but also the fun of a bush wedding or kicking back at a campdraft. There’s the simple wonder of living in an amazing landscape, but also the downside: the ravages of flood, fire and drought. And always there’s the inherent danger of isolation – times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been tragically cut short. A vivid, honest picture of outback life: the good, the bad – and the dusty! About the website Central Station is a popular blog started by Jane Sale of Yougawalla Station in the Kimberley, WA, with the aim of sharing the realities of a way of life in the outback when your livelihood is dependent not only on the vagaries of the weather but also of the export market. Every month the blog (edited by Steph Coombes) is hosted by a different cattle station, and everyone on the property, from the owners or managers to the kids and the staff, pitches in to post.

info_outline [SHORT STORY] 36. Low stress wife handling 08/03/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 35. Pip Bain - A childhood on Mt Clere station, losing a parent to suicide, and understanding how to care for your mental health in regional Australia 07/28/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 34. The humble water run 07/14/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 33. Caitlin Mills - Challenges come in threes 07/08/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 32. Stepping up 06/17/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 31. Katie O'Donoghue - Taking the leap, and learning to appreciate where you are right now 06/11/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 30. Not better, not worse, just different 06/02/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 29. Caitlin Mills - Starting out in the Pilbara, and a brush with the RFDS 05/28/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 28. The incident 05/18/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 27. Danielle Doyle – The adventures of Miss Chardy from Mittiebah Station 05/11/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 26. Things I miss about northern Australia 05/07/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 25. Anthony McNamara - The Ringer with a reputation 04/27/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 24. Take a chill Pil-bara 04/17/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 23. Miss Meg - 10 life lessons I learnt from living on a remote cattle station 04/13/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 22. The Pastoralist Pregnancy Pact 04/11/2020
info_outline 5 Minute (GOOD) Friday Update 04/10/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 21. Mariah Maughan - finding your place outside the stock camp 03/31/2020
info_outline [SPECIAL EPISODE] 20. Angela Wall – the psychology behind COVID-19 03/29/2020
info_outline [SPECIAL EPISODE] 19. Coronavirus & cattle stations 03/18/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 18. Miss Jodie - Tips for station newbies (let's talk about sex) 03/02/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 17. Learn the skills you need to work on a cattle station + SCHOLARSHIP INFO 02/12/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 16. Adriano Moraes - the man behind 3 world championships 01/29/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 15. Pip Grossmith – what happens when you’re open to life’s opportunities 01/14/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 14. Dusty & Jodie Grant - yarns from living on remote cattle stations 11/28/2019
info_outline [CATTLE STATION CLASSROOM] 13. Dionne Walsh - the Paddock Power project 11/07/2019
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 12. Kate Everett - Life as a contract musterer, Dolly's Dream, and making the world a kinder place 10/26/2019
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 11. Tom and Annabel Curtain - the "We're still here campaign", a #1 single, new album and tour 10/16/2019
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 10. Dr Jillian Kelly - CSI for cattle, drought smokos, and painting in the bush 09/30/2019
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 9. Mark Bettini - managing drought and Cyclone Veronica in the same week 09/10/2019
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 8. Hayley Goad - overcoming discrimination in the ag industry 08/28/2019