Faraway, 100 years of wool: the story of AJ & PA McBride

Faraway is found beyond the city boundaries. It’s a place where sheep graze in scrubby bluebush hills and where the McBride family of Burra began its pastoral dynasty more than one hundred years ago. 

From the Faraway Hill sheep station, purchased in 1902, to the modern multimillion-dollar livestock enterprise of Telopea Downs, this family company has remained committed to the fortunes of the fleece. 

Farawaytells the story of a pioneering farming family interwoven with the history of the wool industry in Australia. Through the giddy price rises and the devastating crashes, the McBrides never lost their nerve, and never lost their passion for wool. The company that AJ McBride founded with his son has endured for more than a century, riding the sheep’s back with care and determination.

Faraway remains the spiritual heartland of the McBride family in Australia. The story of the creation of a woolgrowing empire is now told within the pages of this book.

Welcome to Faraway—a state of mind, a link to the past, and a small lonely hill surrounded by sheep.