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Agriculture

Cattle country

The Kimberley was one of the last regions where European people settled in Australia. Its rugged landscape and extreme weather conditions made it a difficult place to survive. Sheep and cattle were introduced from the 1800s and despite causing conflict between Indigenous people and settlers, agriculture remains important in the Kimberley. Today, some stations are owned and run by Aboriginal people on their traditional lands.

Click on the photos below for more information

  • Black and white photograph of many sheep crowded into a stock yard.
    Sheep
  • A stone building, in disrepair
    Conflict
  • Black and white photograph showing an Aboriginal man and woman standing with a donkey in front of a heavily-laden wagon. The man wears a hat and the woman smokes a pipe.
    Employment
  • Black and white photograph showing two Aboriginal stockmen on horses. The horses drink from a long water trough, where many cattle are also drinking and milling about.
    Stockmen
  • Colour photograph showing five animals in long grass. Two, with horns, are facing the camera.
    Cattle

 

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