Natue Station sold to Anthony Crichton-Brown

Natue Station sold to Anthony Crichton-Brown
Natue Station sold to Anthony Crichton-Brown

Investor Anthony Crichton-Brown has expanded his Western Riverina landholdings with the purchase of Natue Station at Booligal from its longtime owners, the Robinson family. 

The 16,000 hectares was settled in the 1880s by Henry Wilton Robinson, managed principally as a Merino sheep enterprise. 

The property was put to the market by Sam Triggs at Inglis Rural Property.

Crichton-Brown, a former chairman of Lumley Insurance in London who divides his time now between Australia and the UK, is already a substantial landholder in the Hay district.

Natue Station has 13km of double frontage to Merrimajeel Creek, extensive water systems, well-maintained improvements and a five-bedroom homestead built in the 1980s.

No price has been disclosed for the sale of Natue Station, but Sam Triggs told The Land that grazing land in the Booligal region was typically selling between $250-$375/ha ($100-$150/ac) depending on the standard of improvements. 

It represents a portfolio of three pastoral stations which have been held by a single family for over 130 years. 

Natue Station, the headquarters of the aggregation, accompanied by Box Creek Station and Fairleigh Station form to provide critical mass and economies of scale with close to 60,000 acres of renowned Riverina grazing country.  

The Natue Station aggregation is offered 'As-A-Whole' and in three parcels, including:

- Natue Station: 9,685.6 ha (23,933.11 ac)*

- Box Creek Station: 9,150 ha (22,609.65 ac)*

- Fairleigh: 5,142 ha (12,705.882 ac)*

- Total area: 23,977 ha (59,248.64 ac)*

The grazing land, with Lachlan River and Merrijameel Creek frontages, was suitable for sheep and cattle with scope for irrigation development.

"Seldom does the opportunity to secure a large scale, fertile and long held Riverina pastoral holding," said Sam Triggs at Inglis.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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