Indigenous Stockmen Program
Initiated in 2015 by KOTR Members, Louise & Shane Easey and supported by Lawn Hill Pastoral, this program aimed to assist young Aboriginal stockmen from Northern Australia develop skills and experiences which may benefit their careers. Recipients have travelled to the Upper Hunter and spent time under the guidance of experienced KOTR members, improving specific skills required to compete in a Stockman’s Challenge, as well as participating in a range of activities to increase confidence and further their all-round development.
The Committee regrets that for 2021, the program has been postponed due to ongoing Covid-19 problems & possible restrictions, but KOTR has initiated a conversation between the Upper Hunter Shire Council and Doomadgee Aboriginal Shire Council in the hope that this important program can be furthered in the future.
KOTR Committee wishes to extend sincere thanks to Claire Paradice for her support and ongoing interest in this Program since inception and to the Aboriginal Development Benefits Trust for their support over the past 3 years. Again, our thanks to Rainwood Park Stockhorses for the loan of horses & to David & Jennifer Bettington for supplying accommodation & support at their Murrurundi property.