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Deepwater Station

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Location: Deepwater, New South Wales

'Deepwater' Station, situated about twelve miles north of Glen Innes, was taken up in 1839 by Archibald Windeyer and managed on his behalf by William Collins.

Deepwater Station, situated about 40 kilometres north of Glen Innes in the central New England tablelands, was first taken up as a pastoral property in 1839 by Archibald Windeyer. His father, also Archibald, had arrived in New South Wales the previous year and established a property at Kinross, near Raymond Terrace in the Hunter Valley. The young Archibald Windeyer originally called the place 'Deep Water', but by the time the station was gazetted in the 1840s it was known simply as 'Deepwater'. Progress was rapid and by 1845 the property covered 60,000 acres and ran 13,500 sheep, 283 cattle and twelve horses. Windeyer had also built a homestead, in 1842, which, while far from imposing, was sturdy enough to survive into the present (it is now heritage listed). On the death of Archibald Windeyer in 1870, William Collins managed the property for a time, but in 1877 Deepwater was purchased by a family company which included John Windeyer, John Donald Macansh (who had married a daughter of Archibald Windeyer) and WT Cadell, whose connections ran deep with the Macansh family. The Macansh family, like the Windeyers themselves, was already well-respected for its contribution to the pastoral industry in Australia. In 1877, WT Cadell took charge of Deepwater. He was followed by Alan Macansh Cadell, in 1902; Colin K Cadell, in 1915; Donald W Cadell, in 1918; and Donald P Macansh, in 1921. In 1943, after the government resumed 16,000 acres of Deepwater Station for soldier settlement, the family company was dissolved and Donald Macansh purchased the homestead block along with 2,000 acres. There he built a new homestead, in 1947, and worked the station in conjunction with his son. Deepwater Station remains in the hands of the Macansh family.

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G Nesta Williams, Some Northern Homes of New South Wales (Sydney: The Shepherd Press, 1954); Genevieve Newbury, Echoes on the Wind: The Story of the Squatterages and Some Pioneers in Other Fields of the Central New England (Glen Innes: Glen Innes Examiner Printing Service, 1969).


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 29 June 2006

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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