Adelong Station

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Adelong Station is located in Western Australia
Adelong Station
Adelong Station
Location in Western Australia

Adelong or Adelong Station is a pastoral lease and sheep station located about 21 kilometres (13 mi) west of Menzies and 86 kilometres (53 mi) south west of Leonora in the Goldfields of Western Australia.

The station adjoins Goongarrie National Park, which was also once a station that was taken up in 1924 but that was never developed as it was too difficult to establish watering points. Adelong is currently owned and managed by the Menzies Aboriginal Corporation.[1] Adelong is operating under the Crown Lease number CL186-1969 and has the Land Act number LA3114/801.

Lake Ballard is on the northern boundary of the station.[2] The property has a mix of Mulga, saltbush and bluebush as well as native grasses suitable for feed.

The station occupied an area of 182,000 acres (73,653 ha) in 1929 and had five wells, each with its own windmill attached. At the time, the property was only stocked with 200 head of cattle and 20 horses and it was sold for £7000 to Messrs. Camera and Maitland.[3] The pair had previously owned two large properties in the Gascoyne, Eudamullah and Arthur River, which they had sold. They intended to convert Adelong to a sheep run.[4]

Mr C. Bloxam owned the station in 1939 and bought 25 Bungaree blood rams for the property and made several small sales of wool in that year.[5]

The station was put up for auction in 1940.[6]

Charles Burrows took over Adelong in 1948, by which time its area was 225,000 acres (91,054 ha), but had been abandoned for some years. Burrows intended to stock the station with 400 cattle and 2000 sheep but had noted the abundance of artesian water available at the property.[7]

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  1. ^ "Parkfinder - Goongarrie National Park.". Department of Environment and Conservation. 2011. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Resource Condition Report for a Significant Western Australian Wetland, Lake Ballard, 2009". Department of Environment and Conservation. 31 July 2009. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Adelong Station sold.". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 2011. p. 17. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Rural interests". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 2 September 1929. p. 10. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  5. ^ "Stock and Station". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 8 February 1939. p. 7. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  6. ^ "Advertising.". The West Australian (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 1 March 1940. p. 21. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 
  7. ^ "Stocking Up Fields Station.". Sunday Times (Perth, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 12 December 1948. p. 22 Section: Sporting Section. Retrieved 7 August 2012. 

Coordinates: 29°33′28″S 120°52′58″E / 29.55778°S 120.88278°E / -29.55778; 120.88278