Host: Legune Station
Managers/ Owners: Privately Owned (Australian owned), Managed by Cameron & Belinda Rasheed
Region: Kimberley Region, Northern Territory
Nearest town for shopping, doctors etc: Kununurra WA, 120kms and across the NT/WA border
Nearest roadhouse: Kununurra
Number of cattle: 30,000 head
Number of staff: Anywhere from 3 staff in the Wet Season to 25 staff in the Dry Season
List of current Staff: Managers (Cameron & Belinda), Overseer (Corey), Bookkeeper (Susan), Governess (Kate), Operators (James, Kim & Will), Cook (Julie), Gardener (Robert), Mechanic (Mick), Bore Runner/Stockcamp (Tom S), Grader Driver (Phil), Stockcamp (Lex, Jonty, Charlie, Max, Tom H, Lachlan)
Size of station: Approx 741,000 acres or 3000 km2
How often and how the mail is delivered: We have mail delivered/collected via the Katherine Mail Plane every Friday.
How often and how the stores shopping is done: Fresh and dry stores are ordered and collected with a station vehicle every fortnight from Kununurra.
How far off the bitumen you are: 70kms
Over the week we will give you the run-down… a little insight into the remote existence that is Legune Station.
To begin there are the basics. Similar to most stations we are remote, hardworking and passionate about what we do – if we weren’t we wouldn’t be out here in the middle of nowhere; we would be in the aircon at Starbucks ordering a large take away trendy mocha frappuccino double soy extra sugar-free latte.
We work beyond the 9-5, and as a close community, we all care for and appreciate the same core goals. Everyone puts in 110% which has allowed Legune to develop into such a well recognised and successful station. We make do with what is available and rely on common sense to survive and grow. This property’s beauty more than repays us for the extremes she dishes out!
We carry 30,000 head of Brahman cattle, for domestic slaughter and live export. In doing so we are, as a part of a greater industry, sustaining our own people and feeding the world. Similar to many stations around the area we program in 2 rounds of mustering; relying on horses, bikes, helicopters and our dedicated stockcamp to get the job done.
As the station compound is 120 kms from Kununurra, the grounds are a well maintained oasis from the heat and harsh landscape that surrounds.
As an example of the owners and managers innovative approach to developing the pastoral land, later in the week we will show you our 55,000 megalitre private dam and how we have a ‘second wet’ each year. How we deal with King Tides on our Northern boundary and develop our pastures. This collective appreciation for progressive land management and the live export industry will excite and inspire you over the next few days…
Did I forget to tell you that our Northern Boundary is the Timor Sea? I’ll have more on that too.
Host: Legune Station Written by Kendra – Governess, Legune Station. Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink! Well, that is a slight exaggeration. I have been living at Legune station since January 2016 and I have spent most of my year getting systematically soaked on a daily basis for one reason or another. […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Mick Hill – Mechanic, Legune Station. The day starts with the walk from our accommodation to the generator shed to check the heart of the station, the generator. Without that life would be very uncomfortable. No air conditioners, no lighting, no computers, no cold beer . . . I could […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Julie Hutchins – Cook, Legune Station. Well, another year/season of brekkies, early brekkies, and some very early brekkies – smokos, lunches, dinners, functions, toasties Fridays, five and a half to six and a half days per week, is drawing to a close. It’s almost time to go home for Christmas […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Henry Lavender – Stockman (2016 Season), Legune Station. Round yard duties. My name is Henry Lavender or “Lav” as people seem to call me. I’m from a property 65km from Quirindi, NSW. Last year I spent my time working here at Legune station in the Northern Territory after finishing school […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Susan Munday – Bookkeeper, Legune Station. Nothing like an afternoon out fishing. Growing up I was terrified of cattle, so I was not sure what mum was thinking when she suggested at the age of 19 that I go to Katherine Rural College and then work on a cattle station. […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Belinda Rasheed – Manager, Legune Station. So let’s put it in perspective . . . We are 120km from Kununurra, WA. Kununurra is 500km from Katherine, NT, and 4,000km to Sydney. Just in case you feel like popping in for a visit. To visit the kids at Boarding School in […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Belinda Rasheed – Manager, Legune Station. There are a few things that set Legune apart from other cattle stations, the most significant being our infrastructure. Collectively, the owners and managers believe developing agricultural land to its full potential is a responsibility which comes with the privilege of owning and running […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Belinda Rasheed – Manager, Legune Station. What we eat and where it comes from . . . You guessed it – on the odd day off, we butcher our own beef and catch a fresh barramundi or two. It’s the ultimate ‘Reef and Beef’, ‘Paddock to Plate’ combo (Matt Moran […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Belinda Rasheed – Manager, Legune Station. In the dry season it’s hot, in the wet season it’s hotter, and wetter, and everyone goes just a little bit crazy . . . The annual ‘working season’ or ‘dry season’ (March to December) is our chance to be as productive as possible, […]
Host: Legune Station Written by Belinda Rasheed – Manager, Legune Station. Even if you’re not a keen horseman, if you are living on or associated with a cattle station, you will most likely attend at least one Campdraft or Rodeo a year. If not to demonstrate an outside score of 90+, you will be there […]