Choice slice of Plains station

Choice slice of Plains station


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Dick Cameron is selling Doug and Deb Campbell's farm "Tamalie".

Dick Cameron is selling Doug and Deb Campbell's farm "Tamalie".

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Three generations of Campbell family ownership of “Tamalie” will come to an end next month when the respected Liverpool Plains property goes to auction in Gunnedah.

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THREE generations of Campbell family ownership of “Tamalie” will come to an end next month when the respected Liverpool Plains property goes to auction in Gunnedah.

The 2565 hectare (6339ac) “Tamalie” is owned by Doug and Deb Campbell, who are selling to pursue other business interests and to do some long-awaited travelling.

They have listed the property for May 25 auction with Dick Cameron, the former founding partner of the northern NSW agency group Davidson Cameron, who is now back in business as Cameron Pastoral Agents.

It was Doug Campell’s grandfather, A.J. Campbell, who began the family’s tenure of “Tamalie” when he moved from “Mt Tenandra” in the Coonamble district to buy “Rockgedgiel” at Quirindi in 1928.

“Rockgedgiel” was then a sprawling station of more than 8000ha, over-run with rabbits, and Campbell developed it into a productive grazing property, running Merino sheep and Shorthorn cattle.

In 1952 the property now known as “Tamalie” was split off from “Rockgedgiel” for one of his two sons, Ron, the present owner’s father.

"Tamalie" features a grain handling complex with some 3500 tonnes of flat and elevated silo storage, a continuous-flow grain dryer, 27-metre elevator and weighbridge.

"Tamalie" features a grain handling complex with some 3500 tonnes of flat and elevated silo storage, a continuous-flow grain dryer, 27-metre elevator and weighbridge.

The following year Ron and his wife Moina (nee Cadell) built the present “Tamalie” homestead, raising eyebrows locally at the time for their decision to build on an elevated site rather than on the plain.

Like others in the area, the Campbells began cropping their country in the 1960s, at first by sharefarming, but after Doug returned home in the 1970s, the cropping was ramped up as sheep were gradually phased out.

Today “Tamalie” is managed as a successful mixed farming concern with just over half the total area cropped in rotations to winter and summer grain, oilseed and legume crops.

The remainder of the property, just under 1000ha, is used for backgrounding and finishing cattle, carrying at times up to 800 steers on natural pastures supplemented by forage crops.

Rising towards the foothills of the Liverpool Range, the grazing country is mostly gently sloping red basalt with some low hills.

Situated 89 kilometres west of Quirindi at Bundella, on the south-west fringe of the Liverpool Plains, “Tamalie” is a mix of heavy black plains country ideal for intensive farming, and well-drained slopes. 

The rich, self-mulching basalt soils are farmed using modern no-till and controlled traffic techniques and produce consistently high yields, often from back-to-back crops.

Rising towards the foothills of the Liverpool Range, the grazing country is mostly gently sloping red basalt with some low hills.

Average rainfall is 650 millimetres and the property is watered by two equipped bores pumping to storage tanks for reticulation to paddock troughs, plus a double frontage to Bundella Creek.

Working improvements are a feature, and include a grain handling complex with some 3500 tonnes of flat and elevated silo storage, a continuous-flow grain dryer, 27-metre elevator and weighbridge.

Also a selling feature of “Tamalie” is the homestead. 

Set in landscaped gardens with in-ground pool, tennis court and views of the surrounding plains and beyond, the five-bedroom homestead is ideally suited to modern family living and entertaining.

  • Contact agent Dick Cameron, 0428 668 305.
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