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head station

noun
1.
(Austral) the main buildings on a large sheep or cattle farm
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  • We were about twenty miles from the head station and had about finished the job.

    Robbery Under Arms Thomas Alexander Browne, AKA Rolf Boldrewood
  • The head station is situated in the centre of a native village and on the plantation there is a large herd of cattle.

  • He selected a site for his head station and residence on the banks of the Tarra.

    The Book of the Bush George Dunderdale
  • The overflow runs into Spring Creek, and runs for 15 miles, emptying into a large hole opposite the head station.

    Reminiscences of Queensland William Henry Corfield
  • "I hope you will be at the head station as much as possible whilst we are away," said Alec, addressing Macleod.

    In Quest of Gold Alfred St. Johnston
  • Joseph Rudge and his family had for some time been living in the new hut, about twenty miles from the head station.

    Taking Tales W.H.G. Kingston
  • If it's only the distance you say to the head station, you can tell him I'll be there by breakfast time.

  • My experience teaches me to throw all I can in the way of natives not connected with our head station.

    Adventures in New Guinea James Chalmers
  • The message came from the head station of the radiophone secret service bureau.

  • The Hughenden cattle station is twenty miles further up the Flinders than the Hughenden head station.

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