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 on the Eyre Highway in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia.

First visited 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 on the western fringe of the Nullabor Plain the station largely bears little resemblance to the Nullabor proper. Dense Eucalypt hardwood forest 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 station is to the west of the Nanambinia, Balladonia, and Noondonia stations which lie to the north and south of Eyre Highway.

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

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "ABC - West Coast SA - Episode 9 - Fraser Range Station". 2010. Retrieved 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". 2010. Retrieved 26 June 2011. 

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