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 Written by Justine – Cook, Glenforrie Station. Hi my name is Justine, and welcome to the Glenflorrie 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 […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written Justine – Cook, 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, […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Abby – Station Hand, 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 […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Aticia Grey – Owner/Operator, Pilbara Working Dogs. 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. “That’s too many dogs! Poor old cow is out numbered! That’s cruel, harassing her like that!” Let me get something out […]
Host: Glenforrie Station Written by Margareta Osborn – Author, Glenforrie Station. 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 […]