The late J R “Jimmy” Matthews who passed away in October last year at 81 years of age was a legendary stock and station agent.
Property of the Week
115 West Goldie Road, Lancefield
AUCTION: Saturday October 21 @ 11am
AGENT: Ruralco Lancefield
PHONE: Pat Reddan on 0418 310 866
Historical rural holding.
532 Acres in four titles.
Over 1km frontage of deep creek on both banks.
Four bedroom weatherboard homestead with bull nose veranda's.
Large machinery shed, stables and Campdraft area.
Equestrian menage and round yards.
He joined the industry at 14 years of age, his first job was at the stock & station agency Fisken Read, which he eventually owned by inheritance, and helped build it into what was considered the largest privately-owned stock and station agency in the southern hemisphere.
With his passing the executors of his estate will sell his acclaimed property known as Emu Park, an area of 215 hectares, or 532 aces, in four titles on the fertile edge of the Macedon Ranges.
“Jim ensured that the property was always a showpiece and its pastures were always well managed,” Ruralco Property’s selling agent Pat Reddan says.
“He was always proud of the quality of livestock he turned off the property and today it is running about 100 cows, their calves and another 100 weaner cattle.”
The Emu Park Homestead, built before 1900, is a large well-maintained and impressive timber home with three large bedrooms, a fourth that acts as an office or sunroom, both formal and informal living, dining and sitting areas, a kitchen and pantry, with spilt-system air conditioning and open fireplaces.
Significant farm building infrastructure is also in place including the large original farm barn with four stables and a foaling unit, plus a large steel framed machinery and storage building.
There is the original shearing shed again with a harness room and feed annex while a good set of cattle yards and loading race is of practical benefit.
The property has all essential services in place and is within a commutable distance of the city or the airport and the adjacent towns of Lancefield and Romsey are within easy reach.