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Boree Park, Carrathool

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Boree Park was a dry area property of about 3400 acres, South of Carrathool, N.S.W.


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West to East A NW B North to South B C West to East C D North to South D E East to West Joining Singorimbah E F South to North F G East to West G A

Boree Park Homestead


There are two creeks on Boree Park, the Gum creek flows occasionally from the Murrumbidgee River between Carrathool and Darlington Point, turns Northward at Boree Park and returns to the Murrumbidgee near Hay.

The Eurolie Creek has its source on Boree Park, where it is nothing more than a swamp, it heads south west towards joining the Coleambally drain, which becomes the Billabong creek, which flows into the Edward River at Moulamein, the complex system finally entering the Murray at Wakool Junction.


It is on part of the traditional land of the Wiradjuri People.

Up to 1898 it had been part of Toganmain Station. Under to Robinson Land Act the property was broken up and leased out by ballot in the Toganmain Exchange.

1898-11-08 Acquired by Tom Bourke, in the Toganmain exchange.

In 1902 it appears a house had not yet been built as there was no mention of one in a revaluation hearing.[1]

Tom Burke left the area about 1902 and had a property but lost money, he returned to Boree park but his wife refused to come with him.[2]He lived in a tin shed near the sheep yards, 'til his death in 1952.

1902c Sold to John Bourke, brother of Tom. John died in June 1943.

1946c Len Arnold bought Boree Park from the widow of his uncle, Lucy (Howard) Bourke.

1964-06c. Ben Culley bought for L15,000, and handed over to his son, Malcolm.

1968c John Cattanach bought.

2021c in hands of son of John Cattanach[3]


  1. The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW ) Tue 22 Jul 1902
  2. M. O'donnell, more detail will be added when known.
  3. Rumour mill


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