Killarney Station

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Killarney Station is located in Northern Territory
Killarney Station
Killarney Station
Location in Northern Territory

Coordinates: 16°15′25″S 131°45′04″E / 16.257°S 131.751°E / -16.257; 131.751 (Killarney)

Killarney Station is a pastoral lease that operates as a cattle station in the Victoria River District of the Northern Territory of Australia. The property is situated approximately 150 kilometres (93 mi) south east of Timber Creek and 430 kilometres (267 mi) south of Darwin.


Killarney Station was established by Eric Izod with managing partner Ivor Hall in 1953.[1]

Bill Tapp purchased Killarney following talks with Izod and Hall about buying Killarney Station in 1960. Tapp paid £90,000, a Northern Territory record price for a cattle station at that time. He received title to Killarney in 1962.[2]

The Tapp family properties, including Killarney Station went into receivership in 1991.[3] Brian Oxenford's Western Grazing Company purchased the property.

Wallco acquired Killarney in 2001 from Western Grazing Company.[4] The property was being run in conjunction with neighbouring Birrimba Station forming an aggregation with an area of 5,515 square kilometres (2,129 sq mi) that was supporting a herd of 41,000 Brahman cattle.

In 2012 the property was run by Wallco Pastoral Company until it was placed in receivership by the National Australia Bank before a refinancing.[5]

Killarney was sold in 2014 to the Jumbuck Pastoral Company for about A$35 million. At the time it occupied an area of 2,819 km2 (1,088 sq mi).[6]

Most of Birrimba and a small portion of Killarney were burnt out by a bushfire in 2014.[7]

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  1. ^ "Killarney Convoy has slow trip". Northern Standard. 8 (11). Northern Territory, Australia. 12 March 1953. p. 6. Retrieved 8 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ Coutts], Toni Tapp (2010). Bill Tapp: Cattle King. Katherine: Toni Tapp Coutts. ISBN 9780646533636.
  3. ^ Curtain, Carl (28 July 2010). "Rise and fall of the 'Cattle King'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ABC Rural. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ James Nason (24 March 2014). "Jumbuck swoops under STAG to claim Killarney". Beef Central. Archived from the original on 29 March 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  5. ^ Ben Wilmot (24 March 2014). "Killarney sold for $35m". The Australian. News Limited. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  6. ^ Mathew Cranston (31 March 2014). "Optimistic cattle market's $200m sale". Queensland Country Life. Fairfax Media. Archived from the original on 6 June 2014. Retrieved 3 June 2014.
  7. ^ Matt Brann (18 September 2014). "NT cattle stations working together to battle huge bushfire". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 8 December 2014.