Bungaree, South Australia
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Bungaree Station was established by settler George Charles Hawker and his two brothers in 1841, who ran sheep on 80,000 acres (32,000 ha) of land he purchased. Over time, a large settlement evolved which included the main homestead and a number of outbuildings, including a church.
The historic Bungaree Homestead Complex, including the homestead and its manager's house, council chamber, stables, office and store, men's kitchen, shearing shed, shearer's quarters, swagman's hut, stallion box and gate house, is listed on the South Australian Heritage Register.
The settlement today
Bungaree is still an active sheep station and remains in the ownership of the Hawker family. It has also become a centre for tourism, which includes accommodation and a conference centre.
- Serle, Percival (1949). "Hawker, George Charles". Dictionary of Australian Biography. Sydney: Angus and Robertson. Retrieved 7 July 2010.
- "Bungaree Homestead Complex including the Homestead, Manager's House, Council Chamber, Stables, Office/Store, Men's Kitchen, Shearing Shed, Shearer's Quarters, Swaggie's Hut, Stallion Box and Gate House". South Australian Heritage Register. Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
- Bungaree Station website