Episode 57. Luke Hayes – Venturing off the pastoral pathway

Luke Hayes was born a 6th generation pastoralist on Deep Well Station in Central Australia.

You’d be forgiven if you assumed that Luke was planning to continue in the same line of work as the previous 5 generations of his family – it just makes sense, right?

However, that is not Luke’s story.

As a consequence of drought, death and the human agency that comes with living in 21st century, Luke has ventured away from the pastoral pathway.

In this episode, Luke shares how growing up on a cattle station has shaped his life today,  what its like stepping out from the family business, and what he has learnt along the way.

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This episode is supported by Direct Drilling. Direct Drilling is a locally owned family drilling company based in Kununurra, servicing the Kimberley and Northern Territory. All Drillers are nationally licensed with the Australian Drilling Industry Association ensuring best practice, the protection of water resources, and guaranteeing the life of the bore. Find out more at directdrill.com.au