Charnley River Station

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Charnley River Station is located in Western Australia
Charnley River Station
Charnley River Station
Location in Western Australia

Coordinates: 16°42′54″S 125°27′40″E / 16.715°S 125.461°E / -16.715; 125.461 (Charnley River Station) Charnley River Station, commonly referred to as Charnley River, and formerly known as Beverley Springs Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in the Western Australia.

It is situated about 205 kilometres (127 mi) east of Derby and 287 kilometres (178 mi) north west of Halls Creek and is accessed via the Gibb River Road and is named after the Charnley River that flows through the property. It is currently owned and managed by Peter and Cheryl Camp and runs a herd of approximately 3,000 cattle.[1]

Charnley River shares a boundary with Mount Hart Station, Mount House Station and vacant crown land. The property has its own airstrip and three gorges that are spring fed supplying fresh water all year.[2]

The property occupies an area of 3,000 square kilometres (1,158 sq mi) and was acquired in 1969 by the Nixon family when it was a run down property known as Beverley Springs. It was the first property along the Gibb River road to offer accommodation to tourists. Marion Nixon wrote Children in the Sun, a book about raising her five children on the station and later wrote Stop whispering Annie.[3]

The Barrett family acquired the property in 1981, both the sons, Matt and Russell, discovered an unknown species of pitcher plant on the property. The two and have gone on to be botanists specializing the in Kimberley region and even rediscovered a species of Auranticarpa collected during the expedition of Philip Parker King in 1821 that was thought to be extinct.[4]

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  1. ^ "Charnley River Station Gibb River Road". Discover Australia. 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "YBYS, Beverley Springs Station, Australia". NOTAMS. 201. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Gibb River Road accommodation". 2012. Retrieved 7 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Victoria Laurie (17 May 2012). "Botanist brothers uncover new Kimberley species". Australian Geographic. Retrieved 7 December 2013.