Mount Edgar Station

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Mount Edgar is located in Western Australia
Mount Edgar
Mount Edgar
Location in Western Australia

Coordinates: 21°14′36″S 120°09′59″E / 21.2432°S 120.1664°E / -21.2432; 120.1664 (Mount Edgar)

Mount Edgar Station, often referred to as Mount Edgar, is a pastoral lease that once operated as a sheep station but now operates as a cattle station.

It is located about 45 kilometres (28 mi) south east of Marble Bar and 190 kilometres (118 mi) south east of Port Hedland and in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.[1] The property is bounded by Yarrie Station.[2]

The property was established at some time prior to 1903. In that year it was owned by Messrs Corboy and Company, who produced the first wool clip of 61 bales of wool.[3]

Copper was being mined at the property in 1907.[4]

W.J. Corboy still owned the property in 1908,[5] when he placed it on the market. The property was advertised as occupying an area of 172,000 acres (69,606 ha) and was stocked with 6,000 sheep and 180 cattle. It had 10 wells fitted with windmills and had 54 miles (87 km) of fencing.[6]

In 1925 many windmills were destroyed and station property wrecked at Mount Edgar Station by a cyclone that passed through the area.[7]

Employees at the station walked out on strike in 1946. By 1949 agreements for improved conditions and pay were negotiated at both Mount Edgar and Limestone stations and the strike was effectively ended.[8]

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  1. ^ "Map of Mount Edgar, WA". Bonzle. Digital Atlas Pty Limited. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  2. ^ "Pilbara Pioneers". Outback Magazine. R.M. Williams. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Local and General". The Pilbarra Goldfield News (Marble Bar, WA : 1897 - 1923). National Library of Australia. 19 September 1903. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  4. ^ "Advertising". The Pilbarra Goldfield News. IX, (13). Western Australia. 4 May 1907. p. 3. Retrieved 10 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  5. ^ "The North-West". Kalgoorlie Miner. 13, (3922). Western Australia. 24 April 1908. p. 8. Retrieved 10 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  6. ^ "Advertising". The West Australian. XXIV, (7, 043). Western Australia. 19 October 1908. p. 2. Retrieved 10 April 2017 – via National Library of Australia.CS1 maint: extra punctuation (link)
  7. ^ "Tropical Cyclones Affecting Pilbara". Bureau of Meteorology. Retrieved 10 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Australia's longest strike". Unions WA. 29 April 2016. Retrieved 10 April 2017.