Doongan and Theda Stations
Doongan and Theda Stations are located on the Gibb River-Kalumburu Rd in the far north Kimberley, and together comprise over 610,00Ha of savanna woodland, rocky escarpment, grassland and rainforest.
Our operations in the Kimberley are focused on carbon abatement and sustainable land management. Dunkeld Pastoral Co Pty Ltd runs a savanna burning emissions avoidance project under the Australian Government’s Emissions Reduction Fund, in which we abate carbon emissions through implementing a managed fire regime across the properties.
The properties house an immensely rich biodiversity, and the protection and management of this asset remains a key focus of our operations.
In addition, the company is involved in a number of significant research projects in the north Kimberley region, with a variety of research partners. These include, the University of Sydney, the University of Melbourne, the University of Western Australia and the University of Queensland.
Susan Bradley – Manager
Susan Bradley has been manager of the Dunkeld Pastoral Co Pty Ltd Kimberley properties for 19 years. When she commenced they required a lot of attention. Susan, who has spent most of her life in the Kimberley, has turned them into well maintained properties with attractive buildings and beautiful gardens.
As well as managing the normal pastoral activities of large northern cattle stations, Susan, under the direction of Director Cecilia Myers, manages our research programs. Dunkeld Pastoral Co Pty Ltd has been supporting research on the properties for many years.
The Cane Toad Coalition
A group of research, conservation and land management organisations trialing the largest Cane toad mitigation strategy to date...
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Dating Aboriginal Rock Art
An extended dating project “An absolute timescale for the Aboriginal rock art of the Kimberley region – landscape processes and multiple chronometers” follows the pioneering work undertaken in the first Kimberley Rock Art Dating project (2014-2017). The project will run for four years from 2018 and has been awarded a major Linkage Grant by the Australian Research Council with support from the Kimberley Foundation Australia. Find out more.
Kimberley Visions is a five year landmark study mapping the rock art and occupational history of the Northern Kimberley. It examines shared art styles across northern Australia and explores questions of regionalism and identity. Find out more.
Unlocking Environmental Archives
Research to establish a series of long-duration paleo-environmental and paleo climate reconstructions for the Kimberley region spanning the last 60,000 years has been awarded an Australia Research Council grant of $460,429. The project was seed funded by the Kimberley Foundation Australia. Find out more.