Billabalong Station is a pastoral lease that once operated as a sheep station but currently operates as cattle station in Western Australia.
It was located north of Mullewa and west of Cue in the Mid West region. The Murchison River runs along the eastern boundary of the property.
The station currently occupies an area of leasehold and
freehold. The homestead was built in the early 1900s and has five bedrooms and two bathrooms. The property also has a hangar, two workshops, generator shed, four sets of cattle yards, and a shearing shed with quarters. The lands are divided into 17 paddocks and watered by 23 wells, 16 bores and 38 windmills and was supporting a herd of 450 cattle in 2013, but able to carry a total of 8,000 head.
The property was acquired by a partnership between Andrew Dempster and John Chow Miller in 1893 from the executors of the late Thomas Burges. The partnership dissolved after financial disputes and the property, along with Berin Station, were put up for auction in 1897. Billabalong comprised a total of , had a six room homestead, stone shearing shed and of fencing. It was stocked with 7,000 sheep, 1,400 head of cattle and 100 horses.
Following Dempster's death the executors of his will put the property up for auction in 1909. At this stage it occupied an area of and was stocked with 12,000 sheep, 2,500 head of cattle and 71 horses. The property was passed in with the highest bid being £21,000.〔
The Darlot brothers had acquired Billabalong and Byro Stations in 1914. Billabalong had lost the northern portion of the leasehold, it having been acquired by J. & C. Butcher in August 1913. The southern portion acquired by the Darlots only occupied and was running 15,000 sheep and 600 cattle. The Darlots intended to make many improvements and use Byro for breeding and Billabalong as a depot.
Angus Campbell, who had opened up Boologooroo, was appointed as station manager in 1916 and the station progressed under his management, producing the highest wool clip to pass through Geraldton in 1919. Campbell died of heart failure in 1939 while still in charge of the property.
Following Cylone Emma in 2006, both Billabalong and Twinpeaks station were isolated from surrounding areas after the Murchison River inundated the area. Several stations in the area remained under water for over a month and farmers requested urgent assistance from the government to help alleviate losses.
*List of ranches and stations
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