Host: Mel McDonald
Location: Yeeda Station and the Greater Kimberley Region
My husband, Judd, our little boy, Trent, and I live at Yeeda Station near the mouth of the mighty Fitzroy River in the West Kimberley. Judd looks after Yeeda Station for Jack and Vicki Burton working as part of their Yeeda Pastoral Company team and I work from home for Rangelands NRM (Natural Resource Management) which has been reduced to part time since Trent has come along.
I have been working for Rangelands NRM for 3.5 years now in my dream job. I have had the best of it: living on cattle stations; working in a job which combines my passions of animals, farming and the land; and working with energetic, dynamic people who share these passions.
I am looking forward to sharing with you some of our personal and station stories as well as some of the exciting things I get to do working in Landcare and Natural Resource Management.
For the last 19 years, Peter Rowe, or Rowie, as he is known by the locals, has been delivering mail to small towns and cattle stations along the Oodnadatta Track in South Australia. Rowie is an incredible gentleman who’s story is, well, incredible. I had such a great time yarning with him that we ended […]
I feel like Tarzan the first time he set foot in civilisation. Or even Mighty Joe Young (yes, the gorilla – but that may just be because of my lack of waxing up on the station). I’ve finally made it to town after last weeks debacle and all of a sudden I am faced with the perplexing […]
Most of us have done a first aid course before. It’s something you have to do, but don’t think you’ll ever actually need. We never think that someone else’s life will actually be in our hands. But that was the reality for Jill Greenfield, when a bystander saved her life during a medical emergency. In […]
In today’s episode, Steph travels to the centre of South Australia to Billa Kalina Station, which has been in the Greenfield family since 1938. Pastoralist Col Greenfield shares what its like running a cattle station that is inside the Woomera Prohibited Area, and outside the dog fence. We would love to hear your thoughts on […]
The Kempe family’s involvement in the pastoral industry traces back to the 1800’s, when Ernest Courtenay Kempe was in partnership with the Sir Sidney Kidman. His nephew Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe ran away from home at the age of 12, joining him at The Peak station. Between Ernest Ravenscroft Kempe and his son John Kempe they […]