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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 [SPINNING YARNS] 94. The Keogh Brothers - Kids on a cattle station 08/03/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 93. Tannas Godfrey – Sliding Doors, Succession Planning and Starting Over 07/27/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 92. Don't dwell on the small things 07/23/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 91. Sally Jolly - From beef to blueberries, a lesson in adaptability 07/19/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 90. Hayley Price - Love, Wedding, Baby, Cancer 07/12/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 89. Little boy in a big man's world 07/08/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 88. Edwina Robertson - Picture Imperfect 07/05/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 87. Kirsty Williams - Don't sweat the small stuff 06/28/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 86. Little people, huge hearts 06/24/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 85. Tony Williams - Life, love and loss on the Oodnadatta Track 06/21/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 84. Peter Rowe - The Outback Postman (Part 2) 06/14/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 83. Woulda, coulda, shoulda 06/10/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 82. Peter Rowe - The Outback Postman (Part 1) 06/07/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 81. Jill Greenfield - A stranger saved my life 06/01/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 80. A relationship survival guide for the cattle season 05/26/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 79. Col Greenfield - Life inside the Woomera Prohibited Area, and outside the Dog Fence 05/25/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 78. Helen Kempe - The story of Ernest and John Kempe 05/17/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 77. The Farmer wants a Son-In-Law 05/12/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 76. Doug McBean - What I've learnt from 30 years in a helicopter 05/10/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 75. Abbro Woolnough - Ringer to Park Ranger, and back again 05/03/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 74. Groomzilla and the Bride Doe-banger 04/28/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 73. Campbell Duff - Time to grow up 04/26/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 72. Rebecca Cadzow - The decision to downsize 04/19/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 71. Hard choices - lessons from a little cat 04/14/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 70. Helen Kempe - The life of "Miss Helen" 04/12/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 69. Mitch Scott - It's now or never 04/05/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 68. A rodeo proposal 04/05/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 67. Frances Cooper - Something was missing 03/29/2021
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 66. Matilda Robinson - An open chat about Mental Health 03/22/2021
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 65. It takes a community 03/17/2021