Okehampton on Tasmania's Tribune coastline sold for $8 million plus

Okehampton on Tasmania's Tribune coastline sold for $8 million plus
Okehampton on Tasmania's Tribune coastline sold for $8 million plus

The dispersal sale of one of Tasmania’s premier fine wool Merino sheep studs on the East Coast saw more than a thousand buyers from throughout the state turned up at the Okehampton Merino stud at Triabunna.

The stud was wound up after Paul Weeding passed away in October.

About 4000 sheep were on offer along with farm equipment.

The 1385ha Okehampton property, with 9km of coastline, was recently sold for more than $8 million to a family consortium.

It had been listed through Michael Warren at Harcourts.

Okehampton had been in the Weeding family since 1956.

The property comprises Cape Bougainville, the nearest land mass to Maria Island National Park, and includes two private white sandy beaches.

Stud genetics was Paul’s passion.

The Okehampton stud reportedly produced big-framed and heavy-cutting Merinos.

Okehampton was land granted to Maria Island penal settlement commandant Major Thomas Lord, one of the first Europeans to settle the area, in 1825.

Lord named his property Okehampton. His tomb is on the property.

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