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- n. A large farm in Australia, (the equivalent of ranch), usually in the outback, whose main activity is the raising of cattle, and run by a grazier. In most cases the stations are in a rangeland context on pastoral leases. Many are larger than small countries.
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He used to work before the war on a cattle station called Wollara, near a place called Alice Springs.
I did think of writing to him at this place Wollara that he told me about, the cattle station that he worked on, somewhere near Alice Springs.
It happened about 1827 or 1828 near a cattle station called Boorambil.
The announcer shepherded him along quite skilfully, and Harman spoke for about six or seven minutes about the Midhurst cattle station and the country down below the Gulf of Carpentaria that he called the Gulf country.