Princess Royal Station is proud to support the Agricultural Program of the Burra Community School in a variety of ways. These young students are the future of Agriculture in Australia, and we believe the program is a vital aspect of learning and insight into the vast industry of agriculture.
We are also hoping to see the Princess Royal Study Assistance Scholarship up and running in 2016, which will be awarded to a student who wishes to continue their education in agriculture.
To read more about the Burra Community School Agriculture Program, please click here.
Princess Royal Station is proud to support the Heart Foundation. For every sale of Bob Rowe: The Great Cattle Trader by Nigel Austin, $5 will go to the Heart Foundation. Bob had a number of heart issues and, unfortunately, these got the better of him in late 2013.
As a charity and the largest non-government funder of cardiovascular research in the country, the Heart Foundation is proud to invest in biomedical, clinical, public health and health services research which investigates the causes, diagnosis, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease and related disorders. While their work over the past five decades has helped reduce the number of deaths, cardiovascular disease (heart, stroke and blood vessel disease) remains one of Australia’s most devastating health problems. To learn more or donate directly, please visit www.heartfoundation.org.au.
January 12th -15th
The Teys Australia Angus National Roundup is the premier event for young beef cattle enthusiasts within Australia. The event is open to experienced and novice competitors alike, aged between 8 and 25 years.
The 2017 event will be held in Mount Gambier, South Australia for the first time. There are 114 youth members registered for the event.
To learn more about this wonderful event, click here.
We are a proud supporter of the local agricultural show, The Burra Burra Show, which is held early October ever year.
Since 1877 it is has been a chance to showcase Burra and the surrounding communities in many different forms, from arts and craft competitions through to horse events and shearing competitions.
We are once again supporters of The Royal Adelaide Show, South Australia's largest & best-loved event.
This year we will be sponsoring the World Cup show jumping event and the Champion Interbreed Pair.
Past Events that we have supported include:
The Bush to Burra Cattle Drive (2007 & 2009) was the mastermind of Simon Rowe.
Simon wanted to travel the many old stock routes around the Burra district as was done in the good old days while combining his passion for local history and love for horses and cattle.
Soon, the Bush to Burra committee was formed from local people who all shared Simon’s vision, and the project quickly snowed balled from there.
Both events proved to be successful with sponsorships, community involvement, local groups and associations’ support and many riding participants.
The combined proceeds from the two events, approximately $70,000, were donated to local charities, projects and groups of importance to the local community. Major beneficiaries include Burra, Jamestown and Peterborough Hospitals, Burra Jamestown and Peterborough Meals on Wheels, Clare SCOSA, Aussie Helpers and many more.
In the future we hope to organise another Bush to Burra event.
Ski for Life
A team from Princess Royal Station is participating in the Ski for Life Relay this year, from March 8-11th. This event will raise awareness and funds for Menswatch, which helps promote rural male mental health, wellbeing, and works to prevent suicide. Our 2017 team, the Royal Strikers Ski for Life Team, features Bec Rowe, Jack Rowe, Kym Harvey, Dustin Harvey, Luke Bavistock, plus Casey Cooper and son Cash Cooper from Coopers Butchers and Travis Thamm of Thamms Whitehart Garage Burra.
The Royal Strikers sold raffle tickets for prizes kindly donated by local businesses, which were be drawn after the event. All funds raised went toward Menswatch.
The Burra Golf Club is set among the agricultural land of Burra, on the northern outskirts of Burra, South Australia.
The course is a beautiful and green 18 holes, green fees are $20 and clubs are available for hire at the BP service station in Burra.
For more information on the club visit their website.