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Nindooinbah House Road
Telephone61 (07) 5541 1519
Fax 61 (07) 5541 2170 | Mobile 0409 348 491

Nindooinbah Homestead History and Events

NINDOOINBAH: "A place of ashes."

In 2005 Kaye & I were fortunate to be able to acquire Nindooinbah from Tim Stevens who inherited this wonderful property in two parts. In the first instance from the Estate of his uncle Patrick Hockey and then from estate of the Margaret Hockey.

The property covers 2500 acres of freehold and 500 acres of land leased from the state government.

The leasehold land was acquired by the government in the late 1990’s as part of the land acquisition program for the proposed Glendower Dam.

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Nindooinbah in 2005

Nindooinbah as a whole

Nindooinbah in 2005 presents layers of use and occupation accumulated since the first pastoralists arrived in the 1840s and the first substantial house was built in 1858. This complex layering expresses successive owners’ perceptions of Nindooinbah’s standing, as well as their own needs, agricultural interests, tastes, awareness of prevailing fashions and standards, and financial position.

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Entering the 21st Century

Margaret Hockey died in 2004 and the property passed out of Collins-Persse family ownership to Patrick Hockey’s nephew. In June 2005, the property was sold at auction. At a subsequent auction, much of the important collection of furniture, objects and art works which had furnished the house for up to a century was sold.

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Persse-Hockey Era

Patrick Hockey came from a grazing background, having grown up on Abercorn near Eidsvold in the Burnett district, where many earlier owners of Nindooinbah had taken up stations. Hockey became a well-known artist, whose work is featured in major public collections in Australia and overseas and in private collections such as those of the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Edinburgh and Margaret Rockefeller.

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Presenting Nindooinbah

Margaret Persse married the well-known Australian artist, Patrick Hockey in 1983. Nindooinbah was valued in 1981 in order to finalise William Collins’ estate in September 1983. His heirs were Gwendoline Collins and her three daughters and one son. John Collins had died without children in 1941, his eldest sister, Dorothea Scott, died without children in 1981, Beryl, Persse died in May 1982, leaving Margaret Persse as her heir with 5/8 of the estate. Janette Persse held the remaining 3/8 which, on her death in 1985, would have passed to her three children. Margaret Hockey bought this share and divided ownership of the whole property with her husband.

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Post World War II Era

In the 1940s and 1950s, horses were kept on both sides of woolshed. Although the main drive into Nindooinbah remained in the alignment marked by the avenue planted by Gwendoline Collins, the fence-line on the western entrance and the entrance gates were moved further away from the house and the main gates were located outside the stands of bamboo marking the main entry.

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Nindooinbah UltraBlack on Landline

Members of Angus and Brangus Societies

Nindooinbah Stock and Property Gallery

Members of Angus and Brangus Societies