Collinsville Station, South Australia sold by Handbury family

Collinsville Station, South Australia sold by Handbury family
Collinsville Station, South Australia sold by Handbury family

The South Australian entrepreneur George Millington has acquired the 56,000 hectare Collinsville station in South Australia.

The pastoral holding and merino stud which dates back to 1880 was sold by Paddy Handbury and his wife, Helen.

The Burra station was the cradle of the influential Collinsville Merino bloodlines

Collinsville last traded in 1995 for around $7 million when it was a 47,000 hectare stud running 18,000 merino sheep.

Its 1995 sale was by receivers for the prominent West Australian breeder, Neil Garnett who had paid $10.5 million in 1985.

The Handbury's, who are the third owners of the famed station, listed it through Ray White Clare Valley agent Geoff Schell. 

It was passed in on a vendor bid of $4.5 million in November.

Millington bought Collinsville station with the merino and poll merino bloodline.

“Initially, the station was put to market alone – the stud was not originally planned to sell.

The agent received more than 70 enquiries including international interest. 

The price hasn't been revealed by the father and son sales team, Geoff and Daniel Schell of Ray White Clare Valley.

The  young South Australian entrepreneur, George Millington and his wife Sophie also own Cappeedee station near Hallett.

 

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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