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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] 54. Steph Coombes - It takes a village 12/17/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 53. The Kimberley Chicken Musterer 11/30/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 52. Lucy Daly - The quiet achiever 11/23/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 51. Lessons learned in the Kimberley 11/16/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 50. Sarah Cook - Who's paying for public education in remote Australia? 11/09/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY]. 49 - A cancer diagnosis whilst pregnant 11/02/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 48. Mel Bethel - The woman behind the camera 10/26/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 47. Jaimie Jenkins - An unconventional pathway to the north 10/15/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 46. Macro and Micro Isolation - A bold contrast 10/12/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 45. Becky Klingenberg - Champions are made when no one is watching 10/05/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 44. Has anyone got a copy - Part 3 09/28/2020
info_outline [TRAILER] 43. The Cattle Station Classroom Podcast 09/21/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 42. Has anyone got a copy - Part 2 09/14/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 41. Chris Henggeler - The backpacker who bought a cattle station 09/07/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 40. Has anyone got a copy - Part 1 08/31/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS]. 39. Ben Mills - Floods and droughts on Mandora Station 08/24/2020
info_outline [SHORT STORY] 38. An Easter calamity 08/17/2020
info_outline [SPINNING YARNS] 37. Hannah Purss - From city girl to cameleer to cattle stations 08/10/2020
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