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Third-generation manager takes on 500,000ha cattle station in Queensland's Channel Country

Imagine taking over the family business of managing a 1.3-million acre (or 526,000-hectare) cattle property in outback Queensland before the age of 30.

That is the job ahead for 29-year-old Patrick Tully who is taking over from his father Garth, making him the third generation to manage Cluny Station near Bedourie in the heart of Queensland's Channel Country.

For the Tully family, managing Arrabury Pastoral's Cluny station has been the family business since the early 1960s.
After 26 years at Cluny, second-generation manager Garth Tully said it was time to hand over the reins.
"Well, it is a very hard decision," he said.

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