Princess Royal Station
Princess Royal Station was purchased by John Tyler for £9000, who held the property for 2 years. It was then sold to sheep farmer Andrew McCulloch, who has been noted for being a ‘great flock master’. In 1864 Mr. McCulloch commissioned the building of the now Heritage listed homestead.
The public were regularly invited to enjoy the grounds of the homestead, described as a “Victorian English country house”, for picnics and other social occasions. It was designed by renowned architect, engineer and businessman Edmund Wright who went on to become mayor of Adelaide in 1859.
The coach house and stables, also heritage listed, soon followed the completion of the homestead. In 1900, another pastoral pioneer Mr. John Tennant purchased the property where it remained in the Tennant family until 2000.
Over time the property has grown to almost 21,700 acres and one of very few where the original grant of 10,000 acres remains intact. The Rowe family purchased the property in 2000 which focuses predominantly on producing quality beef.
Since then they have rapidly grown their diverse business repertoire in South Australia, adding another chapter to the rich history of Princess Royal Station.