Alroy Downs Station

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Alroy Downs Station

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c. 1913 -


The property of Alroy Downs Station was established in 1878 by W Lamb. It was subsequently bought in 1914 by J C H Schmidt of Goolburra, Queensland. Its first manager was F Story who commenced duties in 1914. From 1934 to 1936, Schmidt's son Rudolf managed the property. The station remained owned by the family company and was later run by Trevor Schmidt, who was also managing director of The Australian Agricultural Company from 1974 to 1988. It was bought in early 2004 by Peter Sherwin and later sold to Sterling Buntine in March 2008.


Barkly Tableland, east of Tennant Creek, Northern Territory

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sheep and cattle farming

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Entered from deposit description on 27 Apr 2011




The Australian Pastoral Directory
Pastoral Properties of Australia by Peter Taylor
Letter by Peter J. Schmidt dated 31 October 1978 held at NBAC
"NT cattle station sold for $70m", The Land, 12 March 2008. Retrieved from (accessed on 27 April 2011)

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