22 Oct 2015

The Legend of Mt White Station

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:34 pm on 22 October 2015

The diverse and desolate 40-hectares of Canterbury land that make up Mt White Station has attracted its fair share of colourful characters - musterers, shepherds, shearers, packmen, fencers, deer-cullers, cooks, cowboys and and high country legends have all worked and lived there over the past 150 years. Mt White has been one of the most successful operating stations since the Long Depression of the 1880s, and is now the largest privately owned landholding in the country. The Turnbull family, who live 200 kilometres away from the station, have owned Mt White for almost 100 years.

The station is now the subject of a new book. Jesse Mulligan speaks with writer Gerald Sandrey.

Mt White book cover

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