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Overview

Jeogla is an Aboriginal word meaning "Warm Crossing".

Wallamumbi is an Aboriginal word meaning "Big Waterfall".

Jeogla was purchased by Roche Group in 1998 and Wallamumbi in 2001. Prior to their purchase, the properties had been owned by members of the Wright family since 1900-1901. Wallamumbi was for many years the childhood home of the distinguished poet and environmentalist, Judith Wright.

In 2008 the two properties, together with a few smaller, neighbouring landholdings acquired over a number of years, were amalgamated to form Jeogla and Wallamumbi Station with a total area of 13,340 hectares and a carrying capacity of 16,000 head of cattle.

The Jeogla land is mostly trap rock soil, with a few basalt caps, and is heavily timbered in areas. It has an average annual rainfall of 925 mm. The majority of Wallamumbi is granite soil country with an average annual rainfall of 800 mm.

Jeogla and Wallamumbi first had superphosphate spread over their country in 1951 and an ongoing programme of pasture improvement has been undertaken in recent years.

On site cattle sales commenced in 1984 with simultaneous video presentation in four states and in 1988 the addition of Computer Aided Livestock Marketing provided for competition on a national basis. Sales are now interfaced with AuctionPlus and live sales in the Jeogla Salebarn usually take place in February and March.

Richard Braham, the manager of Jeogla and Wallamumbi Station started jackarooing at Jeogla after leaving school and subsequently worked on Kindon Station and Warrabah Station before attending Marcus Oldham College in Geelong. He then travelled and worked overseas before returning to Jeogla as manager in 1991.

The historic V1V brand of Jeogla and the V2V brand of Wallamumbi, one of the oldest brands in Australia, are still in use today.