Gapped Axe wrote:where is the station? I would like to look it up. One day I would like to go for a Buff/ scrub bull/Banteg hunt. I have a cousin who had a bridge building business in NT, and he told some wonderful stories. He would hopefully still have some contacts.
It Is called Woolner Station and is about 80 miles SE of Darwin. One boundary was the eastern side of the Adelaide River and the back boundary was the Arafura Sea. I see on the back of the Photo's that it was 86 when the photo was taken.
Then there were buffalo everywhere, we even mustered and shot for pet meat, buff behind the Darwin Hospital. Most anywhere out of the city you would see buff near the road. I don't know whether I would have any contacts now. Old Joe Groves would be dead now and I don't know who would own the Station. Most Of the other Stations we had anything to do with, it was with the Managers. Even the pet meater's I cruised around with and helped would be gone now. A huge part of the population up there are Kiwis especially among the safari operators, bullcatchers, musterer's. Helicopter Pilots, Pet meater's
If I put my mind to it I may be able to think up some contacts, hopefully the bridge builder friend may have some. My Wife has been saying lately she would love to go back to Darwin for a good look around again. Perhaps we should organise a Forum Hunt there GA. Book the whole plane out and just the two of us would turn up.
There are Rusa out on the Coburg Peninsula.