Jinka

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Jinka Station

Jinka Station (Ilperle, NT) is approximately 300km north-west of Alice Springs, in the Harts Range. Jervois, the adjoining station is 380km from Alice. Mining was carried out on both places, then pastoral leases were taken up later.

In 1988 the then owner of Jinka, John Turner, was forced to sell when the government ordered the station de-stocked due to their Brucellosis Tuberculosis Eradication Campaign (BTEC), This program was aimed at getting rid of feral animals – chiefly horses and buffalo – using possible infection of exotic diseases among them as an excuse. John was given a pittance for thousands of good cattle and his only way to survive was to sell the station. There were excellent horses on Jinka, and as some were sent to the meatworks via the Alice Springs sale yards as part of the BTEC, a few were bought by Waler fans. John had taken up the pastoral lease of Jinka in 1960. The horses had a bit of heft from mining horses once in the area; he used horse for cattle work.

Artillery horses brought by far the highest prices at Kidman’s horse sales, being used for the Army and also for coaches, wheat and wool wagons and such work. Artillery’s smack you in the face with a majestic look of tremendous size, power, athleticism and massive, good conformation.

Stallion Billjim is the pin-up boy for Jinka Station, an excellent Artillery type. Arriving on a truck from Jinka/Jervois to Victoria in early 1989, he is lovingly remembered as a gentle, grey giant. His legacy lives on through his many sons and daughters.

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Jinka – 59 Horse Listings
Name (Also known as)
Gender
Acq. Year
Description
Testing
Registration
Deceased
Colour
Markings
Type
Parentage DNA
Breed Ancestry
Unknown
1989
Unknown
1989
Stallion
1989
Black
Star, nearside hind sock
Pony
WHSA
Mare
1988
Bay
WHSA
Mare
1989
Chestnut
WHSA
Mare
1988
Stallion
Grey
Heavy
WHOBAA/WHSA
Unknown
1988
Gelding
1989
Bay
Medium
Gelding
1989
Gelding
1989
Bay
WHSA
Colt
1989
Grey
Filly
1989
Chestnut
Cry Feedom (Jaspar)
Unknown
1988
Gelding
1989
Mare
1989
WHOBAA
Mare
1993
Stallion
1989
Bay
WHSA
Mare
1989
Gelding
1989
Bay
WHSA
Mare
1989
Gelding
1988
Bay
WHSA
Gelding
1989
Chestnut
WHSA
Stallion
WHOBAA
Mare
1985
Grey
Medium
WHSA
Mare
1989
Bay
WHSA
Mare
1989
WHSA
Mare
1989
Mare
1989
Chestnut
WHSA/WHOBAA
Filly
1989
Bay
Filly
1989
Unknown
1989
Unknown
1989
Filly
1989
Grey
WHSA
Mare
1989
Stallion
1988
Grey
Heavy
WHSA
Patchwork (Patch)
Mare
1987
Buckskin
Medium
WHSA
Mare
1989
WHOBAA
Mare
1989
Grey
Medium
WHSA
Stallion
1989
Bay
Medium
WHSA
Stallion
1988
WHSA
Gelding
1988
Grey
WHSA
Stallion
1988
Chestnut
Blaze
Pony
WHSA
Stallion
1988
Grey
Medium
WHSA
Mare
1987
Brown
Light
WHSA
Unknown
1989
Colt
1989
Bay
Mare
1988
Bay
Filly
1989
Filly
1989
Colt
1989
Chestnut
Filly
1989
Stallion
1989
Grey
Filly
1989
Bay
WHSA
Colt
1989
Mare
1988
Bay
WHSA
Colt
1989
Mare
1989
Gelding
1989
Bay
Blaze, rear socks
Medium

Posted by Janet Lane

Rare breeds advocate, and Waler researcher and owner/advocate since the 1980s.