170 episodes

True stories from the Australian Outback, told by the people who live them.
*****
Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations.

There are tales of mustering, stock camps, working dogs, rogue cattle and hard bloody yakka, but also the fun of a bush wedding or kicking back at a rodeo.

There’s the simple wonder of living in an amazing landscape, but also the downside: the ravages of flood, fire and drought.

And always there’s the inherent danger of isolation – times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been tragically cut short.

These compelling true-life stories show what outback life is really like – and why many wouldn’t live anywhere else.
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    • 4.7 • 159 Ratings

True stories from the Australian Outback, told by the people who live them.
*****
Meet the men and women who live and work on some of Australia’s most remote cattle stations.

There are tales of mustering, stock camps, working dogs, rogue cattle and hard bloody yakka, but also the fun of a bush wedding or kicking back at a rodeo.

There’s the simple wonder of living in an amazing landscape, but also the downside: the ravages of flood, fire and drought.

And always there’s the inherent danger of isolation – times when the Flying Doctor came to the rescue, but also times when lives have been tragically cut short.

These compelling true-life stories show what outback life is really like – and why many wouldn’t live anywhere else.
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/central-station.

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    Nikita Morris - In real life

    Nikita Morris - In real life

    Nikita Morris doesn’t like being called an influencer. But there are tens of thousands of people who avidly follow her every move on social media - captivated by her candid stories about station life and her stunning good looks. But she’s so much more than a pretty face.
    In this episode, Nikita opens up about love of history, tradition and growing up on ‘Undoolya Station’ - the Northern Territory’s oldest pastoral lease.
    She talks about hitting the road droving with her future husband Luke, becoming a new mother to her son Wylie - and why opening up on social media about her experiences helps her deal with the highs and lows.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Jane & Haydn Sale - Facing your own mortality [Repost]

    Jane & Haydn Sale - Facing your own mortality [Repost]

    What happens when we are faced with our own mortality, and that of the ones we love?
    Today’s story is just that, and so much more. It’s a story of trauma, courage, resilience, and vulnerability.
    It’s the story of Jane and Haydn Sale, who’s lives were changed irrevocably one July morning in 2010, and the road to recovery they walked together.
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    • 1 hr 39 min
    Walmajarrie Jimmy - Recited by Dr Dave Morrell [Poem]

    Walmajarrie Jimmy - Recited by Dr Dave Morrell [Poem]

    Dave Morrell is a Kimberley icon. In addition to being a brilliant veterinarian, Dave is a brilliant bush poet. He recently released his first, and long awaited book, titled Johnny James and other verses. In this short episode he recites the poem "Walmajarrie Jimmy".
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    • 10 min
    Dr Gregory Winterflood - The hitchhiker who became a Flying Doctor

    Dr Gregory Winterflood - The hitchhiker who became a Flying Doctor

    What could a hitchhiker and a flying doctor have in common?
    Well, as it turns out, a lot – because in this case, they are one and the same people.
    Our guest today is Dr Gregory Winterflood – an esteemed doctor who began his medical career in Alice Springs. Even though he was born and raised in Queensland, and practiced medicine around Australia and overseas, he always seemed to find his way back to the red centre.
    In this episode, Gregory shares stories from his days as a young fella hitchhiking through New Zealand and Australia, his unconventional pathway into a medical degree, and memories from his time working as a District Medical Officer in Central Australia, including working as a flying doctor.
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    • 1 hr 29 min
    Jimmy McGlynn - A Traumatic Brain Injury, Broken Back, and giving up alcohol

    Jimmy McGlynn - A Traumatic Brain Injury, Broken Back, and giving up alcohol

    As a child, Jimmy McGlynn’s mother said he had “a lot of character”, but his aunt said he needed a flogging. He wasn’t a naughty kid though, just full of energy that couldn’t be contained within a classroom. So, even though he excelled at school, at the end of year 10 he headed up north to start working on cattle stations.
    In the years that followed Jimmy progressed through the ranks to leadership roles, even winning the Territory’s Best Ringer competition.
    But, ultimately his journey would be marked by 2 significant accidents – a traumatic brain injury, and a broken back. In this episode, Jimmy shares the stories of those two accidents which occurred almost exactly 10 years apart.
    We also discuss the cattle industry’s attitude towards work health and safety, the culture around alcohol, and taking on responsibility at a young age.
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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Dr Campbell 'Cozy' Costello - The nomadic flying vet

    Dr Campbell 'Cozy' Costello - The nomadic flying vet

    “When I grow up, I want to be a veterinarian”, said almost every kid, ever.
    Campbell ‘Cozy’ Costello didn’t think he had what it took to get into veterinary medicine, but life has a funny way of working out.
    In just over a decade, Cozy has built a career which sees him treating animals across the world. In this episode, he shares the pivotal moments that took him down the path of being a nomad, shares stories of some unbelievable adventures, and discusses what his future looks like.
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    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
159 Ratings

159 Ratings

Marieke Hoelscher ,

Entertaining and super informative!

Thanks Steph for your super informative and entertaining podcasts, all the guests are so so interesting, love hearing about the history of cattle stations in Australia and the amazing lifestyle people lead😍 I never miss an episode☺️

Drewson.au ,

In a word “WONDERFUL”

What a great service this is. Enjoy listening to episodes whilst out on walks etc. The people interviewed are so generous with their time and content. Steph is such an empathic person she is so easy to listen to. Keep ‘em coming!

Wjodie ,

Had me in stitches!

Loving the latest episode (94) with the kids from Durham Downs! 😂 absolute crackers!

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