Fraser Range Station

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Fraser Range Station is located in Western Australia
Fraser Range Station
Fraser Range Station
Location in Western Australia

Fraser Range Station is a pastoral lease and sheep station located about 100 kilometres (62 mi) east of Norseman in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

Established in 1870 by John and Alexander Forrest on their expedition to Adelaide the property has a length of 160 kilometres (99 mi) and occupies an area of approximately 500,000 acres (2,023 km2).[1]

Located along the western Nullabor Plain the station bears little resemblance to the rest of the Nullabor. It has a dense Eucalypt hardwood forest that dominates much of the area.[2] The trees grow to a height of 20 metres (66 ft) to 30 metres (98 ft) and are surrounded by a dense undergrowth. From the gumtrees the granite Fraser range rises, the highest point being Mount Pleasant which has an elevation of 679 metres (2,228 ft).[3]

The Dempster brothers were the first settlers on the station and arrived in 1872.

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  1. ^ "ABC - West Coast SA - Episode 9 - Fraser Range Station". 26 June 2011. 
  2. ^ "Fraser's Range Station, Norseman, WA". Western Argus (Kalgoorlie, Western Australia: National Library of Australia). 11 March 1924. p. 16. Retrieved 29 March 2013. 
  3. ^ "About Fraser Range". 26 June 2011. 

Coordinates: 32°02′09″S 122°48′08″E / 32.03583°S 122.80222°E / -32.03583; 122.80222