Quanbun

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Quanbun Station is located in Western Australia
Quanbun Station
Quanbun Station
Location in Western Australia

Quanbun Station, also known as Quanbum and Quanbun Downs, is a pastoral lease and cattle station located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) south west of Fitzroy Crossing in the Kimberley region of Western Australia.

The station was established at some time prior to 1887. In 1887 Edwin Rose and his brother became managers and part-owners of Quanbun.[1] In 1888 the property occupied an area of 50,000 acres (20,234 ha).[2] In 1894 the property was still managed by Rose, and was operating as a sheep station.[3]

The Calvert expedition arrived at the station in 1896[4] and immediately set up a search party for a group of men who were supposed to arrive ahead of the main party.[5]

In 1905 the property was owned by A.J. Rose[6] who remained in the area until 1911.[7]

The property was owned by Keith Anderson in 2010; Anderson also owned Jubilee Downs Station. Together the properties occupy an area of 2,200 square kilometres (849 sq mi) and were stocked with 12,000 Droughtmaster cattle.[8]

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  1. ^ Edwin Rose – Biographical Register of Members of the Parliament of Western Australia. Retrieved 4 June 2017
  2. ^ "Quanbun downs Station" (PDF). Kimberley Historical Society. November 2016. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Derby". Southern Times. 6, (107). Western Australia. 12 May 1894. p. 2. Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  4. ^ "Full particulars from the leader". Western Mail. XI, (570). Western Australia. 27 November 1896. p. 7. Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  5. ^ "The Calvert Expedition". The Goldfields Morning Chronicle. , (309). Western Australia. 10 June 1897. p. 4. Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Treatment of Natives on Quanbun Station". Western Mail. XX, (1,008). Western Australia. 22 April 1905. p. 25. Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  7. ^ "Finance and Commerce". The West Australian. XXVII, (7,862). Western Australia. 12 June 1911. p. 5. Retrieved 4 June 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  8. ^ Matt Brann (11 August 2010). "Kimberley pastoralist wins NABRC 'Producer of the Year'". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 4 June 2017. 

Coordinates: 18°23′10″S 125°13′34″E / 18.38611°S 125.22611°E / -18.38611; 125.22611