Camboon Station Records ; Coochin Coochin Station Records


Accession number
ead-4522-2005-07-07 13:34:37
Author / Creator
Scope and content

This collection comprises: station diaries (1884; 1904-1978); letterbooks (1874-1917); account ledgers from Umbercollie Station (1872-1883) and an account ledger from Camboon Station (1874-1876); a ledger from Wallabella Station (1902-1904); station ledgers (1903-1967); notebooks and correspondence.

System of arrangement
Arranged into 11 series.
60 station diaries; 3 letterbooks; 16 station ledgers; 4 day books; 8 cashbooks; 2 wages ledgers; 11 stock ledgers; correspondence; 4 notebooks.
Administrative / Biographical history

After the death of his father and in the wake of the 1902 drought, Francis Marsh Bell (1883-1961) took over management of the station assisted by Murray Jardine and Walter Winthrop. At its height Camboon ran 20,000 head of cattle, at first Shorthorn then Herefords which were more suited to the climate. Camboon was also known for its Clydesdale draught horses.

Access restrictions
Unrestricted access.
Conditions of use
You are free to use for personal research and study. For other uses see
Preferred citation
OMF, Camboon Station Records ; Coochin Coochin Station Records, John Oxley Library, State Library of Queensland.