Toobrack Station, Longreach
This is where Henry Francis Roger and his brother Francis Rogers settled and brought up a family, my ancestors in Queensland, Australia. Toobrack was first selected by Francis Rogers in December 1893. Toobrack Station,(4,888 acres) is 42 miles approximately 68km south west of the Central Western Queensland town of Longreach Queensland Australia.
As was custom in those days within six months a bailiff had to reside on the selection and Francis asked his brother Henry Francis Rogers and his wife Mary Anne (nee Healey) to reside on the block of land.
The homestead was located at overshot on Paddock No. 3 because that is where Henry’s found his horse one morning after carting the station wagon and camping by a water hole on Katherine Creek.
100 years later the property still remains in the Rogers family name with Frank and his wife Joyce (nee Stocks) managing the property as a tourist attraction. The property still retains its original shearers quarters and much of the similar landmarks of a famous Australian sheep station.
One of Joyce and Frank’s sons – Neil and his wife Mary (nee Ballard) now also reside on the property and help manage the station.