Ancestral Legends of Mount Stuart Station
I clearly remember my Mother’s words as we sat on the verandah one afternoon. “If only somebody would come, just to have somebody to talk to.” She had put down the socks she was darning and was looking longingly down the dusty, winding road in front of her. I was a child at the time and I shared her longing for somebody to come to break the monotony and loneliness.
This is the story of the people who established Mount Stuart Station in 1880 on barren land near Tibooburra in northwestern NSW. Working tirelessly through times of drought and isolation, the Thomson family established a successful sheep station that remained in the same family for 126 years. – Sue Dinning