Jump to content

Station (agriculture)

From Simple English Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A sheep station in New South Wales, Australia.

Station is the term for a big agricultural property (owned land) that is used for raising livestock.[1] The word is used in Australian and New Zealand English. The owner of a station is called a grazier. They are also sometimes called pastoralists.[2] Its workers are called stockmen. The stations may be called sheep stations or cattle stations, depending on what type of animal it raises.

[change | change source]


[change | change source]
  1. "Chisholm, Alec H.". The Australian Encyclopaedia. Vol. 8. Sydney: Halstead Press. 1963. p. 275.
  2. Taylor, Peter (1988), Station life in Australia : pioneers and pastoralists, Allen & Unwin, ISBN 978-0-04-332135-5