From Strength To Strength: An Autobiography by Sara HendersonSara Hendersons bestselling autobiography has touched the hearts of thousands of people all over Australia. As tough, spirited, warm and funny as the woman herself, From Strength to Strength is the inspirational story of one womans extraordinary courage and determination.
In 1959 Sara met American war hero and shipping magnate Charles Henderson III, and so began what she calls the worlds most demanding, humiliating and challenging obstacle course any human could be expected to endure.
Three years after their marriage, Charles presented Sara with her new home - a tin shack in a million acres of red dust. Bullo River. After twenty years of back-breaking work on this remote Northern Australian cattle station, Charlies death revealed that Sara had not only been left with a floundering property, but also with a heart-breaking mountain of debt.
With very little to lose, Sara and her daughters Maree and Danielle, took up the challenge of rebuilding Bullo River... with such tremendous results that in 1991 Sara was named the Bulletin/Qantas Businesswoman of the Year.
Bullo River Station
The daughter of Australian author Sara Henderson will put past differences aside to attend her mother's funeral. Ms Henderson's eldest daughter, Marlee Ranacher, said that while she had not spoken to her mother in recent times after a well documented fall-out, she intended to pay her respects at the service to be held at Caloundra on Tuesday. The year-old mother of three and grandmother of nine died in the palliative care ward of Caloundra Hospital on the Sunshine Coast on Friday. She said she believed her mother had died from leukaemia, despite reports she had suffered a recurrence of breast cancer that almost killed her 10 years ago. That's what I have been told," she said. It was a feat which won her the Businesswoman of the Year title in , while the book was awarded Australian Book of the Year.
The welcoming nature of Bullo River Station is incomparable - you feel more like a family friend than a tourist. The mother of charming owner Marlee Ranacher was Sara Henderson — a famous Australian author who chronicled the story of harsh cattle station life in the s. A family run homestead, Bullo River Station is in one of the most spectacular and remote parts of Australia's Northern Territory where you can enjoy home cooked meals and join in with the day to day working of the cattle station. Situated in the top northwest corner of the Northern Territory in what is referred to as the East Kimberley, there is no better place to experience the quintessential Australian outback station. The station, although easily accessed by light aircraft, is incredibly remote, with the front gate of the property being 50kms from the homestead and the nearest neighbours a 3-hour drive away! This area is in fact so remote that some of the waterholes and Aboriginal art found here had remained unseen for hundreds of years.
Bullo River Station … is a maintenance area and comprises high sandstone ranges in the south-east and several other high stony hills with good grazing in the valleys between, with large frontage plains on the lower Bullo River. They poured their blood sweat and tears into developing Bullo into a viable cattle station. The Aboriginal men were known to be expert stockmen, with a unique talent for finding wayward stock. The number and breeds of cattle have changed over the years, as have the stockmen who mustered across the valleys. The homestead and station has expanded and modernised, but the spirit of the bushmen and women who pioneered cattle in the outback remains in our team today. Timeline April 6.
The new owner of renowned Bullo River Station in the Northern Territory is spending over a million dollars to re-develop the property. Both a beef and tourism venture, Bullo River, kilometres west of Katherine, came to prominence in the s, when the late Sara Henderson wrote several books chronicling her time living there. Try to Download directly 2. Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. In his first interview since buying the 1, square-kilometre pastoral lease in August, Darwin businessman Grant Farris told ABC Rural there were many reasons he was attracted to the station. Since , Bullo River Station has been on and off the market following the Indonesian live export suspension. Marlee Ranacher spoke to ABC Rural several times throughout the period, describing the month-long pause in trade as devastating for her business.