2015 Gerald Aplin Cross Country
2015 Gerald Aplin Buckjump
2015 Gerald Aplin Packsaddle
Indigenous Stockmen Program
In 2015 KOTR initiated a program aimed at assisting young Aboriginal stockmen from Northern Australia to develop skills and experiences which may benefit their careers. Whilst small in capacity this program has been successful enabling recipients to travel to the Upper Hunter and spend time under the guidance of experienced members of KOTR Committee, practise specific skills required to compete on a Stockman’s Challenge and participate in a range of experiences to increase confidence and further their all round development.
2016 Peter Jupiter Packhorse
2016 Peter Jupiter Interview
2016 Peter Jupiter Stock Handling
2016 Peter Jupiter
From 2015-2017 assistance came from the Lawn Hill & Riversleigh Pastoral Holding Company enabling Gerald Aplin and Peter Jupiter both from the Gulf Community of Doomadgee to benefit greatly from their training and experiences in NSW
2017 Peter Jupiter Novice Champion
2017 Peter Jupiter
Wild Horse Catch
2018 Davin & Stewart at the
Bung McInnes Commemoration
2018 Davin & Stewart with local
School students
KOTR has now partnered with the Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust. In 2018 Davin Lorraine from Mornington Island & Stewart Foster from Doomadgee travelled to Murrurundi and participated in the Stockman’s Challenge. ADBT Directors also attended the 2018 Event, expressing positive response to future plans for the development of the program. Stewart Foster returned to Murrurundi for the 2019 Challenge where he again competed with credit. Following the KOTR Event Stewart took up a position with the Northern Territory Cattlemen’s Association as a Field Officer on the “Real Jobs Program” and has really enjoyed the past 12 months travelling to various Cattle Stations, mentoring young people in the pastoral industry.
The Committee looks forward to welcoming some new young recipients of the Program in 2020
2018 Davin & Stewart with
Murrurundi artist David Darcy
2018 Davin Lorraine Packhorse
2018 Interview
2018 Murrurundi
Australia Day Parade
2019 Stewart Foster X-country
2019 Stewart Foster Pack Horse
2019 Stewart Foster & Candice