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Central Station - Stories from Outback Australian Cattle Stations

By Central Station

Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations, as they share their stories. Have you ever wondered what it’s like living a day’s drive from the nearest supermarket? Or having a million-acre backyard, with your next-door neighbours a two-hour drive away? These compelling true-life stories from the popular Central Station blog will open your eyes to what outback life is really like – and why many wouldn’t live anywhere else. There are yarns from bosses, station cooks, ringers, single mums, kids, governesses, chopper pilots and more, told with humour, self-deprecation – and pride in a job well done. There are tales of mustering, stock camps, working dogs, rogue cattle and hard bloody yakka, but also the fun of a bush wedding or kicking back at a campdraft. There’s the simple wonder of living in an amazing landscape, but also the downside: the ravages of flood, fire and drought. And always there’s the inherent danger of isolation – times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been tragically cut short. A vivid, honest picture of outback life: the good, the bad – and the dusty! About the website Central Station is a popular blog started by Jane Sale of Yougawalla Station in the Kimberley, WA, with the aim of sharing the realities of a way of life in the outback when your livelihood is dependent not only on the vagaries of the weather but also of the export market. Every month the blog (edited by Steph Coombes) is hosted by a different cattle station, and everyone on the property, from the owners or managers to the kids and the staff, pitches in to post.

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    [SPINNING YARNS] 48. Mel Bethel - The woman behind the camera10/26/2020
    1:18:49
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 47. Jaimie Jenkins - An unconventional pathway to the north10/15/2020
    56:31
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    [SHORT STORY] 46. Macro and Micro Isolation - A bold contrast10/12/2020
    10:31
  4. 4.
    [SPINNING YARNS] 45. Becky Klingenberg - Champions are made when no one is watching10/05/2020
    1:09:16
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    [SHORT STORY] 44. Has anyone got a copy - Part 309/28/2020
    9:07
  6. 6.
    [TRAILER] 43. The Cattle Station Classroom Podcast09/21/2020
    4:07
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    [SHORT STORY] 42. Has anyone got a copy - Part 209/14/2020
    8:47
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 41. Chris Henggeler - The backpacker who bought a cattle station09/07/2020
    1:10:00
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    [SHORT STORY] 40. Has anyone got a copy - Part 108/31/2020
    9:00
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    [SPINNING YARNS]. 39. Ben Mills - Floods and droughts on Mandora Station08/24/2020
    56:28
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    [SHORT STORY] 38. An Easter calamity08/17/2020
    7:23
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 37. Hannah Purss - From city girl to cameleer to cattle stations08/10/2020
    1:34:24
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    [SHORT STORY] 36. Low stress wife handling08/03/2020
    6:14
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 35. Pip Bain - A childhood on Mt Clere station, losing a parent to suicide, and understanding how to care for your mental health in regional Australia07/28/2020
    1:12:55
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    [SHORT STORY] 34. The humble water run07/14/2020
    8:03
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 33. Caitlin Mills - Challenges come in threes07/08/2020
    50:16
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    [SHORT STORY] 32. Stepping up06/17/2020
    7:23
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 31. Katie O'Donoghue - Taking the leap, and learning to appreciate where you are right now06/11/2020
    1:11:37
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    [SHORT STORY] 30. Not better, not worse, just different06/02/2020
    13:09
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 29. Caitlin Mills - Starting out in the Pilbara, and a brush with the RFDS05/28/2020
    1:16:41
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    [SHORT STORY] 28. The incident05/18/2020
    12:10
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 27. Danielle Doyle – The adventures of Miss Chardy from Mittiebah Station05/11/2020
    1:06:59
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    [SHORT STORY] 26. Things I miss about northern Australia05/07/2020
    8:05
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 25. Anthony McNamara - The Ringer with a reputation04/27/2020
    1:27:09
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    [SHORT STORY] 24. Take a chill Pil-bara04/17/2020
    5:43
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 23. Miss Meg - 10 life lessons I learnt from living on a remote cattle station04/13/2020
    1:11:25
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    [SHORT STORY] 22. The Pastoralist Pregnancy Pact04/11/2020
    13:15
  20. 28.
    5 Minute (GOOD) Friday Update04/10/2020
    4:29
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 21. Mariah Maughan - finding your place outside the stock camp03/31/2020
    1:04:07
  22. 30.
    [SPECIAL EPISODE] 20. Angela Wall – the psychology behind COVID-1903/29/2020
    59:02
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    [SPECIAL EPISODE] 19. Coronavirus & cattle stations03/18/2020
    1:01:04
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 18. Miss Jodie - Tips for station newbies (let's talk about sex)03/02/2020
    1:08:52
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 17. Learn the skills you need to work on a cattle station + SCHOLARSHIP INFO02/12/2020
    52:27
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 16. Adriano Moraes - the man behind 3 world championships01/29/2020
    45:55
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 15. Pip Grossmith – what happens when you’re open to life’s opportunities01/14/2020
    1:08:34
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 14. Dusty & Jodie Grant - yarns from living on remote cattle stations11/28/2019
    1:06:59
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    [CATTLE STATION CLASSROOM] 13. Dionne Walsh - the Paddock Power project11/07/2019
    15:36
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 12. Kate Everett - Life as a contract musterer, Dolly's Dream, and making the world a kinder place10/26/2019
    1:23:54
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 11. Tom and Annabel Curtain - the "We're still here campaign", a #1 single, new album and tour10/16/2019
    45:50
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 10. Dr Jillian Kelly - CSI for cattle, drought smokos, and painting in the bush09/30/2019
    1:04:40
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 9. Mark Bettini - managing drought and Cyclone Veronica in the same week09/10/2019
    1:21:02
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 8. Hayley Goad - overcoming discrimination in the ag industry08/28/2019
    1:08:51
  35. 43.
    [SHORT STORY] 7. The story behind our Ariana Grande parody video08/08/2019
    29:24
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 6. Jane Sale - from the suburbs of Melbourne to building one of the largest pastoral companies in the Kimberley07/25/2019
    1:05:59
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 5. Boyd Holden - working overseas in the live export industry, and coming home to Australia07/13/2019
    58:13
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    [LIVESTOCK UPDATE] 4. Landmark Broome Market Update with Todd Walsh07/04/2019
    7:14
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 3. Connie Wood - a rodeo proposal, managing groomzilla, and motherhood on a remote cattle station06/25/2019
    49:12
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 2. Felicity Brown - from outback Jillaroo to New York Fashion Week06/18/2019
    31:33
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    [SPINNING YARNS] 1. Tom & Annabel Curtain - finding the love your life on the side of the road06/09/2019
    1:20:38

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