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Could the state buy Bramwell Station?

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Bramwell Station from the air
Bramwell Station is one of the Cape’s most popular tourist destinations. Photo: Cape York Weekly

Wendy Kozicka believes the state government could buy Cape York’s most northern cattle station for conservation.

Bramwell Station
Bramwell is Queensland’s most northern cattle station. Photo: Cape York Weekly

The owner of Bramwell Station said it wouldn’t surprise her if the Queensland government made an offer to buy the property before it goes up for auction on August 11.

The government has history in buying Cape York properties, including Springvale Station between Lakeland and Cooktown.

“It has already been suggested,” she told Cape York Weekly when asked if she thought the state might be interested.

“It would make sense in some ways because of the pristine wilderness on the eastern side of the property.”

Bramwell Station wilderness
Away from the public eye, parts of Bramwell have a pristine ecosystem. Photo: Cape York Weekly

Ms Kozicka, who owns the station with partner Vince Bowyer, said it would be a bittersweet day when Bramwell sells.

“I love this place. It’s a very special part of the world.”

Cape York Weekly 13 July 2021

This article appeared in Cape York Weekly, 13 July 2021.

Related stories: Bramwell sold at auction but state could withdraw; Owners selling Cape pastoral station after 20 years


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