• Central Station - True Stories from Outback Australia

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  • True stories from the Australian Outback, told by the people who live them.


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    Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations.



    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 rodeo.



    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.



    These compelling true-life stories show what outback life is really like – and why many wouldn’t live anywhere else.

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  • Oct 3 2022

    Golden-guitar winning Tom Curtain and his incredible wife and business partner, Annabel, were our guests on the very first episode of this podcast way back in June 2019. Way back when I had never recorded a podcast, and didn’t know what sound quality was.


    So, last night I sat down with Tom and Annabel for take two.


    My plan was to rerecord just our first episode in better sound quality, but plans changed. So, in this episode you will hear some condensed versions of stories that were covered in episode one, including Tom’s childhood, how Tom and Annabel met, and the Katherine Outback Experience origin story. 


    There’s also a few new stories from those times, and then we catch up on what’s been happening since Tom and Annabel last appeared on the show – including the birth of two children, a number of national tours, and the new album which is released in a couple of weeks. 


    Sometimes you can’t connect the dots looking forward – you can only do that while looking back. And looking back on this episode, and the experiences that Tom and Annabel have had, it’s clear that these two have given everything in their path a good crack, and when times have been tough their resilience and sense of adventure shines through.

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    1 hr and 28 mins
  • Sep 26 2022

    Back in episodes 150, 151 and 156, we heard the stories of Debbie and Ashley Dowden from Challa Station in the southern rangelands of WA.


    Now, two of those episodes were recorded with Debbie, and Ashley only recorded one... or did he?


    For those of you who don't know, we actually have two podcast series. Central Station, the one you're listening to right now, and the other one is called Cattle Station Classroom. Within that podcast, I launched a mini series called "Station Stickybeak", where I sit down with station owners and managers across the country to... well... have a massive stickybeak into their station and business.


    And so today, I invite you to join me in having a stickybeak into Challa Station. For more episodes, make sure you search Cattle Station Classroom wherever you get your podcasts, or you can find it on our website.

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    1 hr and 26 mins
  • Sep 19 2022

    Tourists


    Where do I begin? Tourists are part and parcel of life in the outback. And, while some are worth their weight in gold, others make life just that little bit harder...


    In this [best of] episode, I’ve pulled together a few yarns about tourists from previous episodes. 


    And to any tourists listening... we do love you... sort of… but please, plan ahead, have back ups of everything, and let someone know where you’re going! 

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    33 mins

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