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About Booroomba

About Booroomba

Booroomba is a wonderful family property of four thousand hectares sitting in the foothills of the Brindabella Mountains.

The site itself is on the southern side of Canberra, near the town of Tharwa. And currently runs over twenty thousand Merino sheep.

The land and all those on it matter to us.

The welfare and kindness shown the animals is something which features as a priority for us.

We use the principles of Prograze (developed with the help of the Department of Agriculture’s Phil Graham) to achieve the best grazing management practice and the highest return per hectare.

And the property has been soil tested and fertilized every year since 1998 – and on average receives 820mm a year.

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The Family

Booroomba is owned and run by the Hyles family – by name, John and Anna and the children Charlie, Miranda and William. John has worked on the property since school and in 1998 took the property on when John Hyles Snr passed on.

Interestingly, John Snr bought the property with his wife Pam from Rupert Murdoch in 1953, when his own father, Sir Keith Murdoch, died.

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