Newry

Newry

Named after an Irish seaport, Connor and Doherty took up Newry in 1886, building a homestead on the banks of the Keep River. However cattle weren't introduced to the property until it was purchased by "Patsy" Durack, who spent two years droving a herd of 7,000 cattle and horses 5,000 km across the top of Australia to the Ord River region.

The trip took two years and cost the lives of many stockmen and half the herd, but enabled the Duracks to stock their string of Kimberley stations.

In 1950 the Durack family sold Newry and nearby Auvergne and Argyle to Australian Agricultural Co Pty Ltd (A.A. Co) who introduced Santa Gertrudis cattle, with limited success, before infusing Brahmans into the Kimberley Shorthorns.

In 1986 Newry Station, Auvergne Station and Argyle Station were sold to Baines River Cattle Co who operated the blocks for six years before selling the trio to Consolidated Pastoral Co in 1992.

The 2,467 sq km breeding block carries 20,000 head on its black soil, forest and stony ridge country. Turning off 5,000 head a year, its weaner steers and spayed heifers are trucked to Argyle Downs for growing out for the live export market.

 

 

David Young
Newry Manager
Joined CPC in
2008

The first 15 years of Dave life were spent growing up on Chatsworth Station owned by MDH south of Cloncurry in North west Qld.  Dave attended Mt Isa School of the Air before going to St Brendan’s College, Yeppoon in 2006.
He joined CPC in 2008 at Manbulloo Station.  After two years in the camp Dave spent a season away working in the QLD gulf country before returning to Manbulloo in 2011 as head stockman.  After moving to Auvernge Station in 2013 still as head stockman, Dave was then promoted to Overseer at Carlton Hill in 2015 where he began to further develop his skills with live export. 
2017 would see Dave and partner of seven years Eloise, get married and make the move to Newry as Station manager.