Mount Barry Station


Mount Barry Station is situated on the Kempe Road, 100 km northeast of Coober Pedy and is 4920 square km in size.

Until the 1940s, much of Mount Barry was part of the Cootanoorina Run, which was run in conjunction with Nilpinna Station. At that time, they ran cattle and were also one of many stations that held the horse breeding stock for the Australian Army. 

In 1932, G & AE Brooks Ltd purchased Nilpinna and Cootanoorina. They in turn sold to Ross Scobie and Bob and Rona Kempe in 1946. In about 1948 the lease was split and Bob and Rona Kempe took Mount Barry that Rona Kempe named after a hill, Mount Barry, 40 km west of the homestead. The homestead was established at its current site.

In December 1981 the Williams family purchased Mount Barry Station.


Mount Barry Station’s Details

Mount Barry Station is situated mid way between Coober Pedy and Oodnadatta, 950 km north of Adelaide. It is predominantly gibber tableland country. The Arckaringa and Lora Creeks traverse the property offering excellent flood out in favourable seasons.

Manager: Tony Williams
Location: 100 km north east of Coober Pedy on the Kempe Road in South Australia.
Operations: Breeding and fattening in season
Usual employee numbers: Manager plus 2 station hands

Cattle numbers: 3900
Area: 4,920 square kilometres
Annual rainfall: 150 mm


Phone: (08) 86707961
Postal Address: Mount Barry Station, PO Box 302, Coober Pedy, 5723


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