Camping at Wooleen Station

Camping at Wooleen Station

Wooleen Station’s Frances and David Pollock

Wooleen Station’s Frances and David Pollock

We set off on our meander through WA with no set time frame and no planned route. There was however a couple of places we knew we wanted to go which gave us a rough skeleton of a plan when we left home on the south coast of WA. Wooleen Station was one of those places.

We’ve visited Wooleen a few times before, in fact we photographed Frances and David’s wedding a couple of years ago.

You may recognise David and Frances Pollock from the ABC TV’s Australian Story. They have half a million acres in the middle of nowhere in WA which they’ve spent the last few years attempting to revegetate and repair the degradation caused by a century or so of overgrazing. Part of this process was to destock the land for a few years.

David has now written a book which will be published later this year and (reluctantly) needed some new photos of himself and Frances. More than a good enough reason to go and visit them as far as we were concerned!

We set up camp on the banks of the Murchison River, 16km from the homestead. It’s the most perfect spot to savour the sunsets and sunrises which are mirrored in the water, after recent rains the river muddy from the run-off but flowing and healthy. A wonderful sight in the outback.


Taking the back roads in remote WA

Taking the back roads in remote WA

Anzac Day at Murchison Settlement

Anzac Day at Murchison Settlement