Mt Weld Station

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Mt Weld Station

Mount Weld since 2011, has been a mine site in Western Australia leased by Lynas Rare Earths. It’s still a pastoral property too, this has been its history for over a century. The property is located about 30 km south of Laverton and 120 km east of Leonora; approximately 1,000km north east of Perth. It’s one of the richest major rare earth deposits in the world.

At the Laverton country races in 1914, one race was the Mt Weld Cup. All horses at these races were station horses, no Thoroughbreds. Wood Bug won, closely followed by Blue Gum and Mrs Pankhurst. Horses from Mt Weld station usually entered these races.


Mr George A. McOmish owned the station from the 1890’s and sold it in 1920, he had cattle and very good horses there. The new owners – the Repatriation Department – would not agree with him about a price for the stock. McOmish had thought selling them the property would benefit returned soldiers. He was quickly disillusioned but left the stock behind for them for nothing – but was told to have them all off within 6 months (unable to discover if he managed this).

Once mining re-commenced, in modern times, a small herd of wild horses were removed from the station and DNA testing has shown they are a group distinct from the horses so far tested in Central Australia, as they are so isolated from that area.

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Mt Weld – 8 Horse Listings
Name (Also known as)
Gender
Acq. Year
Description
Testing
Registration
Deceased
Colour
Markings
Type
Parentage DNA
Breed Ancestry
Mare
2006
Black
Hind socks
Medium
Mare
2007
Black/ Brown
Star
Medium
Mare
2006
Brown/ Black
Star
Gelding
Black
Light
Mare
2007
Black
Star, offside front sock, nearside hind sock
Stallion
2007
Stallion
2011
Black
Medium
Mare
2007
Brown/ black
Star

Posted by Janet Lane

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