Views of the Outback that stretch for hundreds of km's! 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Photos from Menindee NSW Outback Photography by Geoff Looney's post ... See MoreSee Less
History with a future | We love the slogan of Tolarno, located between #Pooncarie and #Menindee on the #DarlingRiverRun in western New South Wales.
Tolarno Station was one of the most successful stations using the Darling River to transport wool. William and Ross Ried named the property in 1851, and further developed it into a thriving station over the next 40 years or so.
A small township soon developed around Tolarno Station, including schools, houses, offices, stables, a jail, a blacksmith, chaff stores, a saddlers shop, gardens to feed the community and even 3 hotels. Tolarno Station soon became a town in itself.
Shearers toiled hard, all year round, 6-days a week in the 100-stand shearing shed that was built from local timber and iron. It was built conveniently close to the banks of the river, to make it easier to load wool bales onto the fleet of 12 paddle steamers that the Reid family operated from the property.
With its large scale operation Tolarno Station soon became a big player in the wool industry, with approximately 1,100,000 acres of land, running over 330,000 sheep.
The property is now owned by the McBride Family who have owned it since 1949 and covers 275,180ha.
Extract from: Pirates on the Darling by Nicole Alexander www.nicolealexander.com.au/2017/09/04/pirates-on-the-darling-tolarno-station/ ... See MoreSee Less
Isint it a wonderful sight to see all that water right where it belongs, flowing peacefully to where it needs to be, along the river, 🕊🦆🐟
The Western Advocate, Bathurst, also covered this in their Saturday edition.
I am so pleased for our Aussie mates across the Tasman that for a change nature is going their way. Long may it continue.
There’s enough room for the paddle steamers to start steaming again !
Amazing what a great season of rain will do.
I would so much prefer to see the Darling like this than the way it was 2 years ago 💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗💗
Lachlan Jack Bezzina
Jayson Muldoon&Kate Muldoon
Great to see
Yep but don’t fuck it up by allowing farmers to steal and over allocate entitlements
Mel Mumberson 😲
Craig Schmidt we should have seen this live
Pity the fish are dead , it will take decades for them to recover
Message of hope from Paul Kelly ... See MoreSee Less