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  • Warrock Belfry
  • Warrock belfry

The bell tolls again at Warrock

With heavy winter rain and freezing conditions, re-painting and refurbishing the belfry has been a tough task. However, under the leadership of Gary McGee from Blazeaid and a small team of keen carpenters, painters and canine observers, the job is complete. We must say a big thank...

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Milling timber onsite

Warrock is located in the heart of Red Gum country along the Glenelg River valley. Because of the prolific number of trees, the farm is littered with perfectly usable fallen timber, exactly the same timber used originally to build many of the structures at Warrock in...

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Refurbishing the belfry

The belfry is one of the more decorative buildings at Warrock, and while the bell is still operational, the building encasing it was in danger of falling down! In the freezing and soggy Western Victorian Winter, we have had several volunteers working hard to restore this...

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The dog kennels are finished!

A few weeks of hard work in cold Western Victorian Winter has paid off and the dog kennels maintenance is complete. Our hard working volunteer Gary McGee did the majority of the work, which involved pressure washing the bricks and repairing the iron work on the...

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More maintenance on the dog kennels

The cleaning and repainting process has begun for the dog kennels at Warrock. The kennels are an important part of the history of not only Warrock, but signify the birthplace of the kelpie. Thanks to our wonderful volunteers for their assistance with this project. One...

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A plaque comemorating the birthplace of the kelpie

Cleaning the famous kennels

Warrock is of course famous for being the birthplace of the iconic Australian working dog: The Kelpie. The original kennels are still somewhat intact and our first order of business is to give them a clean. Big thanks to Gary who has the job today...

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Original homestead

The main homestead at Warrock remains largely untouched. The first section was built in 1848 and was completed in 1853. The glassed in portion of the verandah once had a glass roof to collect rain water for drinking. Underneath the verandah is a 12-foot deep...

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Vintage Machinery – Fordson Major

The Fordson Major got cranking for our open day on the long weekend in June. We are grateful for everyone who has assisted us in getting these classic machines back in action....

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Open Day Queen’s Birthday 2017

Over the Queen's Birthday Weekend, The Farquharson family opened Warrock for the first time in many years. The open day coincided with the Casterton Kelpie Muster and associated Casterton Festival. Warrock is after all the birthplace of the kelpie so it seemed appropriate! More than 100...

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Warrock buildings

Welcome to Warrock

Welcome to Warrock Station. The property was purchased in 2016 by the Farquharson family, who have leased the farmland at Warrock for the past few years. The Farquharsons run Angus beef cattle on the land at Warrock and have begun implementing a vast improvement program to...

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