Burra's Mining Foundations

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 22, 2019 1:44:15 PM

South Australia was founded in 1834 to uphold the ideals of religious tolerance and personal freedom. The first colonists came to Adelaide expecting to make a living with business, pastoral investments, and agriculture, but their eyes soon turned to South Australia's rich natural resources. Lead was discovered in 1838 near Adelaide, and a copper mine was founded in 1842. Adelaide soon had carts full of rich copper ore trundling down its streets to be shipped off around the world. South Australia's wealth of minerals spurred Australians all over the continent to explore for natural resources.

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Topics: History, Burra, Country, South australia

Burra Creek Wines: The History

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Aug 26, 2016 5:24:35 PM

Our vineyard was the brain child of Simon Rowe after an anonymous man said to him that our area around Burra “was as good a country for growing red grapes as he’d seen.” So, Simon teamed up with an old friend and winemaker, Andrew Hardy and planted 30 acres of Shiraz and Cabernet vines.


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Topics: History, Wine, Organic, Burra, Wine Regions, Organic Wine

Why Education in Agriculture is Important

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jul 15, 2016 12:22:47 PM

Not all Australians are blessed with the privilege of growing up on a farm. The skills and knowledge that you pick up become second nature. Country kids get to learn hands-on skills like how to properly care for a range of animals. They also learn first-hand the work that goes into preparing, growing and harvesting the crops that produce the food on our plates.

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Topics: Burra, Education, Agriculture

4 Ways to Support Women in Agriculture

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Jul 1, 2016 1:24:51 PM

These days, plenty of industries are actively promoting gender equality in the workplace. However, few have been slower to do this than the agricultural industry. Despite there being a strong push towards change in this area, there are still far more men than women involved in farming and agriculture.

As a family-owned and operated business, we know how important it is to encourage the best and brightest to take an interest in agriculture.

Here at Princess Royal, we think everyone should have a fair go. Our business was built on strong values and this runs in every area of how we operate.

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Topics: Insider, Beef, What we do, Burra, Community

South Australia's Best Wine Regions

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Mar 15, 2016 5:20:16 PM

South Australia is chock-a-block full of fantastic places to go and sights to see. It’s one of the great things about living and working in this beautiful area, you always know that just around the corner there’ll be a gorgeous bush walk or fun activity for you to do.

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Topics: Wine, Organic, Burra, Wine Regions, Things to Do

How We Care for Our Livestock

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Feb 25, 2016 12:39:27 PM

We know from experience that there is a lot of confusion around feedlots and the Australian red meat industries. Many people have questions about what happens in a feedlot and how the livestock are treated. Rest assured, the Australian livestock and feedlot industries are world leaders in animal welfare and livestock production.

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Topics: Insider, Cattle, Information, Benefits, What we do, Burra

5 Reasons to Love Country Living

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Oct 15, 2015 3:45:56 PM


City living comes with a list of trials and tribulations, from the dreaded peak hour traffic to the noisy late night interruptions. Though you’re where the action is, you may find yourself desiring a change of scenery.

Country living offers a number of benefits, and as rural advocates here at Princess Royal Station, we have decided to share with you the best parts about living in the country.

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Topics: The Station, Organic, Burra, Community

Burra Students Take On The Royal Adelaide Show

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Aug 28, 2015 1:47:16 PM

Princess Royal Station participates in the Royal Adelaide Show regularly, sponsoring a number of events, including the prestigious World Cup horse jumping competition and the Beef Cattle & Led Steers Competition. 

For us, the Royal Adelaide Show is a chance to showcase our passion for farming and community spirit. It’s a wonderful and exciting time for us all, however, there are a group of Burra residents that are particularly excited.

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Topics: Royal Adelaide Show, Events, Burra, Community

Our Environmental Practices

Posted by Princess Royal Station on Aug 28, 2015 1:46:56 PM


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Topics: Information, What we do, Burra, Environmental Focus

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