Coniston (Northern Territory)
Coniston is best known as the site of the Coniston massacre, which was the last known massacre of Indigenous Australians, in August 1928. Owing to a severe drought, the original owners (the aborigines) gravitated towards their ancient water sources, which the pastoralists were using for their livestock. Conflicts soon arose.
Coniston is still a working cattle station, and has been featured by the Northern Territory government for its introduction of a 6.4 kW solar power station. Developed in 1923 by Randall Stafford because of a sustainable water supply, the station still thrives today.
Last year, (2014) Max Lines, found himself bedbound. Together with his wife Jacqui, Max has owned and managed Coniston Station, about 250 kilometres north-west of Alice Springs, for more than three decades.
With the help of her family and loyal staff, Jacqui is continuing to run the property.
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- "Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association - Advancing and protecting the interests of Cattle Producers in the Northern Territory". www.ntca.org.au. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
- "Coniston without the boss". ABC Rural. Retrieved 2015-05-01.
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