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McBride Family Book

Faraway is found beyond the city boundaries. It’s a place where sheep graze in scrubby bluebush hills and where the McBride family of Burra began its pastoral dynasty more than one hundred years ago.

From the Faraway Hill sheep station, purchased in 1902, to the modern multi-million dollar livestock enterprise of Telopea Downs, this family company has remained committed to the fortunes of the fleece.

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Welcome to Faraway—it’s a state of mind, a link to the past and the birthplace of a woolgrowing empire.

Faraway - 100 years of wool is the new book detailing the history of AJ & PA McBride Ltd, the McBride family, and the wool industry that is synonymous with the company.

For the FBA conference, copies of the book are $40 each (20% off), with free* postage to anywhere in Australia. To order, please utilise our secured site below.

*Please note: our payment platform requires us to show this as $30 for the book and $10 for the postage.

About the author

Kristin Weidenbach writes popular non-fiction focused on Australian history. She is the author of the Australian bestseller Mailman of the Birdsville Track: the Story of Tom Kruse, the award-winning Growing up Moonta, and Rock Star: the Story of Reg Sprigg, in addition to the commissioned histories of Santos (Blue Flames, Black Gold) and the Cruising Yacht Club of SA (First Watch). Her picture books for children include the CBCA award-winning Tom the Outback Mailman, Meet Banjo Paterson and King of the Outback: the story of Sidney Kidman.

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