Property LocationKingoonya, 300km North West of Port Augusta, South Australia
Originally operationally part of Wilgena Station, North Well was separated in the 1980s as a separate company enterprise. The homestead is located near the railway town of Kingoonya on the old Stuart highway. The land is of good quality as evidence of the Jessup transects (vegetation surveys) which have been periodically undertaken, most recently by Carolyn Ireland in the 1990s. North Well has a small cattle herd as well as a Merino flock that produces 500 bales of wool annually.
Although a portion of the property is located within the confines of the Great Artesian Basin, the number of livestock is limited by very low rainfall averages of below 175mm per year and fragile groundwater systems. Wells and bores have been operated for more than a century by iconic mechanical windmills, however these are being replaced by more efficient and lower maintenance solar pumps.
|AJ (Albert) McBride||1957-1959|
Donations & Sponsorships
AJ & PA McBride's North Well, Wilgena and Yudnapinna Stations are pleased to sponsor the Glendambo Races and support the local community.
More properties in the North West Pastoral Region
Located near the railway town of Tarcoola, Wilgena is the company's largest property by area.
Located just 80km from Port Augusta, Yudnapinna Station is the company's most recent pastoral acquisition.