Chowilla turns 150

The Robertson family, of Chowilla Station north of Renmark, is looking forward to celebrating 150 years on the property with an open day on Sunday, September 21. Riverlanders and friends are invited to attend the celebrations and explore the property – its shearer quarters, woolshed and levy banks.
On display will be photographic and memorabilia collections and demonstrations will include blacksmithing along with sheep shearing and blade shearing. Wooden boats including the PS Marion, from Mannum, and the PS Ruby, from Wentworth, will be on display, and river cruises will be available on the PS Industry and PS Oscar W.

Guided bus tours of the stations surrounding wetlands will also be available. The displays and demonstrations will give visitors an insight to the history of Chowilla Station over the past 150 years. “It should be a great day out for families with shearing and blacksmithing demonstrations, river cruises, music and entertainment,” said Kerrie Robertson.

People can contact James or Kerrie Robertson (8595 8048) with any enquiries about the event or their shearers’ quarters’ accommodation. More information is available on the website www.chowilla.com.au or check Chowilla Station on Facebook.

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