GoGo or GoGo Station (sometimes referred to as Margaret Downs) is a pastoral lease that has operated as a cattle station. It is located along the Fitzroy River about 11 kilometres south of Fitzroy Crossing and 83 kilometres north-east of Yungngora in the Kimberley region of Western Australia and was established by the Emanuel family in 1885.
By 1917 the station had a herd of 50,000 cattle and was regarded as ‘the best run property in the Kimberley’. In 1920 The total stock on the property was 60,000 shorthorn cattle along with 400 horses, 50 mules and 44 donkeys. The herd size was estimated at 90,000 in 1928, and at over a million hectares (2.5 million acres), GoGo was the biggest station in Western Australia.
Today it is comprised of three properties: Margaret Downs, Cherrabun, and Christmas Creek (as a result of revisions to the Land Act limiting holdings to up to a million acres) and is still held by descendants of the original partners.
When horses were captured there in the mid 1990s we got a blue Waler mare, which had the striking beauty of an iridescent coat as well, in the Waler mob from GoGo station in the Kimberley. A rare and sought-after colour, the body colour does not fade with age but remains the same – each body hair is blue-grey, not white hairs mixed with black hairs. She was an unforgettable mare altogether, perfectly conformed, with a Cape Horse head and true pony genes, about 14 hands or so.
In the year he was captured, the stallion Kimberley King Leopold was the only horse to finish the Port Hedland to Marble Bar endurance race, and went on to win Supreme Champion at the Perth Royal Show that same year. An outstanding horse.