A strong plan, clear lines of communication, patience and a lot of heart has gone into ensuring that Boothulla station has a positive future in the family.

Story Annabelle Brayley  Photos Katrina Lehmann

It’s 6am on an already warm October morning and Sasha Treloar is dashing to get out of the house and down to the cattle yards. Bribes are not cutting it as she tries to get four-year-old Campbell and two-year-old Zander to eat something and get dressed. The boys are much more interested in ascertaining what their dad Will is doing and sussing out where Grandpa and G.G. might be. 

Grandpa (aka Michael Treloar) is down at the yards with Will waiting to load cattle on a truck that is yet to arrive. ‘G.G.’ – Judy Treloar – is packing up at the cottage she and fourth-generation grazier Michael live in when they are at Boothulla, the property that Michael’s parents, Peter and Barbara Treloar, bought in 1957. Located 60km north-west of Cooladdi, in south-west Queensland, Boothulla is 72,000ha of open mulga country, with areas of Mitchell grass and significant stretches of double frontage to the Paroo River, and Stockade and Cattle creeks.

This story excerpt is from Issue #141

Outback Magazine: February/March 2022