— Coolah NSW —
Only the second time offered for sale since colonisation of Australia..
A rare opportunity to acquire the historical and prestigious Tongy Station has now arrived. It is widely considered as one of the finest properties in the state for its deep rich black soil plains, high level of productivity, water system and its historical Victorian sandstone homestead.
It was described in 1832 that “the land between Turee Creek and the Talbragar is said to be throughout; of the richest soil; there not being, perhaps in the whole Colony, so large a tract of unexceptionably good land”.
Tongy is watered by the Talbragar River and Turee Creek running through the full length of the property along with a 74meg water entitlement for irrigation. Tongy has 10 bores which deliver water via windmills and solar pumps to holding tanks then gravity fed to concrete troughs.
Tongy is in superb condition and is presented to the market at a time with the world focusing on food security. The rising demand for Australian agriculture for its reputation for premium quality, healthy soils and clean water makes the timing of this purchase ideal.
• 4,637ha (11,456ac) of the finest freehold land available
• With over 2,250ha* (5,560ac*) valley flats of deep rich soils
• Cropping includes Lucerne, oats, wheat and pastures
• Currently under external professional management
• Extensive fencing development with 30kms* new
• Beef and sheep enterprise comprising Hereford and Merino
• Historically significant early Victorian homestead and outbuildings
• Manicured gardens, open lawns, trees and tennis court
• Separate managers residence plus 4 staff cottages
• High quality maintained grass airstrip complete with hanger
• 623mm* rainfall, Talbragar River and Turee Creek access
• 10 bores delivering water via windmills and solar pumps
• Currently 40,000* DSE with capacity and planning to raise further
History of ‘Tongy Station’
Tongy dates back to the 1820’s, when Richard Fitzgerald, an ex-convict who arrived on the third fleet in 1791, was lead to Tongy by local Aborigines. In 1825 he was granted freehold title of Tongy by Governor Bourke for his services to the colony through Agricultural management. W. L. Baillieu, relative of one of the oldest families in Victoria, purchased Tongy in 1920’s from Richard Fitzgerald’s five granddaughters and it has remained in the Baillieu family to this day. A remarkable history of continued succession and fortune.