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Brides Creek and Alva SOLD

By Nyree Reushle

Ralph and Liz Russell will offer their 3 Blackall district properties Brides Creek, Sumnervale and Alva to market by Public Auction in Brisbane on May 16th, if not sold prior.

The properties are located south of Blackall on the Ravensbourne Road.

“Brides Creek” the home property of the Russell Family has had extensive timber treatment with approx 8,800 hectares (22,000 acres) blade ploughed of the 13,176 hectare (32,545 acres). The timber is a mix of Brigalow and Gidgea and the soil types have eminently suited the introduction of buffell pastures.
The property is subdivided into 7 main paddocks with a laneway system to the cattle yards and homestead complex. Water is supplied to the paddocks by 2 flowing bores delivered to 9 cup and saucers, 5 tanks supplying 13 concrete troughs, backed up with 6 dams.

Improvements on “Brides Creek” include a 4 bedroom lowset homestead, 6 bedroom workers quarters, large steel frame concreted machinery shed 120’ by 60’ plus several other machinery sheds and workshops. There is an approx. 1,200 metre airstrip. The vendors of “Brides Creek” estimate that the property will carry 2,100 breeder units or 3,000 dry cattle.

“Sumnervale” 7,783 hectares (19,224 acres) is lightly timbered with Brigalow and Gidgea, Boree, Bauhinia, with Coolibah in the channels. There is approx 1,336 hectares of Stock Route fenced into the holding. Areas of the property have been pulled and Buffel is well established across the country. The property is subdivided into 7 main paddocks with laneways connecting to the steel cattle yards. “Sumnervale” is estimated to have a carrying capacity of 1,200 breeder units or 1,600 dry cattle. “Sumnervale” is watered by 2 flowing artesian bores through 7 cup and saucers, 12 concrete troughs backed up with 8 dams.

“Alva” comprises 6,254 hectares (15,447 acres) of Freehold land with a balance of pulled Brigalow and Gidgea pastured with strong stands of Buffel and Mitchell grass. The property has 5 main paddocks which are watered by 9 dams and 2 cups and saucers linked into the Brides Creek system. There are also 2 cup and saucers equipped with solar pumps. Structural improvements on “Alva” include a 4 bedroom lowset homestead, 3 bedroom cottage, shearing shed, machinery shed and cattle yards. “Alva” is estimated to carry 750 breeder units or 1,000 dry cattle.

Paton Fitzsimons, Ray White Rural Blackall, Agent for the Vendors said “These three properties are in excellent condition, with a heavy body of pasture and the Vendors are willing to avail the successful purchasers the opportunity to depasture cattle from the signing of an unconditional contract and payment of the deposit. The quality of this country has created much debate over the years and it is now an opportunity for someone to take advantage of the work carried out by the Russell Family”.

Paton Fitzsimons, Ray White Rural Blackall 0427 574 355
Andrew Adcock 0407 674 972

Auction Results

Brides Creek – Sold Post Auction $5.6 million

Alva – Sold under the Hammer $1.77 million

Sumnervale – Passed in at $3.2 million and is now withdrawn from sale.

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