Host: Glenflorrie Station
Managers/Owners: Peter, Susan, Murray & Aticia Grey – Glenflorrie Brahmans
Region: South West Pilbara, WA
Nearest town for shopping, doctors etc: Main shopping towns are Carnarvon or Karratha (5 hours away), closest town is Onslow (2 ½ hours away)
Nearest Roadhouse: Nanutarra
Number of cattle: approx. 4,000
Number of staff: Up to 4, does vary depending on the time of year
Size of station: 197,000 hectares
How often and how the mail is delivered: Once a week via mail truck from Carnarvon
How often and how the stores shopping is done: We do a main stores run from Perth, buying flour, rice, milk powder etc., in bulk. We top up with fresh stores via the mail run & visitors/stock truck/anyone else passing through every few weeks.
Fateful words…”anything you need us to grab?”
How far off the bitumen you are: 88 kms
Facebook: Miss Grey Photography
Located near Parabardoo, Glenflorrie Station is owned & run by the Grey family (Peter, Susan, Murray, Adele & Aticia), running 2,500 of mostly Brahman breeders on 475,000 acres of rocky hills & spinifex flats with some washes with buffel grass scattered through.
Our mustering season stretches from May through to late September, with our crew being made up of 2 – 3 employees and family & friends who come up throughout the year to help out. With only two sets of permanent yards on the property, carting panels & setting up portable yards for each muster stretches our season out so we only get one lap done. Horses, motorbikes, bull buggies, choppers & working dogs are all part of our mustering ensemble.
Host: Glenforrie Station Hi my name is Justine, and welcome to the Glen Florrie kitchen – where there’s dishes a plenty and lately non-stop tomatoes coming in my door ready for sauces or chutneys. As the beloved “cookie” (yes everyone gets the nickname) you’ll have plenty of people coming in and out the door needing […]
Host: Glenforrie Station “What if I’m not up to standard? What will happen?”, I enquired, and Teesh, the Glenflorrie station manager, replied with “As long as you are willing to give it a go, we’ll keep you round”. That was all the reassurance I needed to accept the position, along with the fact that travelling […]
Host: Glenforrie Station I am in the last few weeks before finishing my first season on a cattle station. I work on Glenflorrie station in south west Pilbara. For me this is a dream come true. I had always wanted to work on a station and I was determined to do so. Back in February […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – to learn more about Aticia’s working dogs, follow Pilbara Working Dogs on Facebook Sometimes it is phrased as a question, more often an accusation. “Thats too many dogs! Poor old cow is out numbered! That’s cruel, harassing her like that!” Let me get something out of the way straight […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Margareta Osborn Catch up on part 1 here. Our return to the station after the first few weeks baptism of fire was wrought with new challenges. A contract mustering crew took over the week-to-week mustering schedule. It was now my husband and son’s job to cart cattle from the temporary […]