Host: Callanna Station
Managers/Owners: Anne & George Morphett
Region: South Australia’s Arid Lands, North East Pastoral.
Nearest town for shopping etc.: Port Augusta, 400km away. If you need specialty equipment, parts, or services including medical, you have to go to Adelaide which is 650kms. Nearest town is Marree – 25kms. Callanna Neighbours Marree Station
Number of cattle: Approximately 1300 total animals (Breeders, progeny, bulls and weaners)
Number of staff: Contractors are hired when necessary but there are 2 sons who are around most of the time who complete work on the station.
Size of station: Approx 800 square km
How often and how the mail is delivered: Twice a week delivered to town.
How often and how the stores shopping is done: Foodland in Leigh Creek will pack your faxed order into boxes and it comes to Marree with the mail on Fridays. If a trip to Adelaide or Port Augusta is planned you always wait to do your shopping there.
Callanna Station was purchased 34 years ago by George and Anne Morphett. They raised 4 boys there two of which are still at home. Tom is a contract musterer and yard builder who assists running the cattle side of the operation with his dad. Andrew also contract musters (mainly sheep) and helps at home too. Lucy is Tom’s girlfriend and works with him and has lived at Callanna for over 3 years.
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink The bush is a marvellous place where people are selfless and generous. Sure, in times of hardship you can become engrossed in your own life and the difficulty you are facing, but when someone needs something others are always there to help. Our community has been tackling severe […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink I now see drought from another angle. I have always been on the land, but now I live in a small city 380kms from my new husband. There are a few reasons for the change; opportunity, and mounting pressure, both financial and personal. It hasn’t rained at home […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink “Planning an outback wedding?” you say, “How romantic! How fun! How wild!”. I say, “How much bloody work!” My darling husband and I got engaged in February 2018 and married at home on the station in April 2019. We chose to get married at home against many people’s advice, […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink A small compilation of photos I have taken around Callanna Station of various things. How about a cliché to start your day? Wrangler butts drive me nuts?! Good morning! Starting the motor to pump water for cattle. Checking in with my 2 poddies Browny & Bella. They are […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink Note, these photos have been taken at different times of the year on different places. Sunrise mustering at Mulka Station after storms. Drone shot of mustering at Callanna Station. (Photo by Pandy Morphett from Pandy Films.) Smoko Mustering at Callanna. (Photo by Pandy Morphett from Pandy Films.) Sorting out the […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink I’ve only been contract mustering and yard building (in the off seasons) for the last 3 years, coming into my 4th. Through those years, at least 95% of the time it’s just been me and a bunch of blokes. Coming into my first season I was nervous, this […]
Host: Callanna Station Written by Lucy Goldspink I grew up on a sheep and cropping farm in Central West NSW. As long as I can remember I grew up working side by side with parents and my brothers. There are memories of Dad and I feeding ewes the very last of the lupins for that […]