HISTORIC Beltana Station has stayed in South Australian hands, selling to a Far North pastoralist for $8.4 million.
The picturesque Flinders Ranges property was bought by Andrew Doman, owner of Yadlamalka sheep and cattle station near Port Augusta. Michael Harrington, who bid on Mr Doman’s behalf, said there were no immediate plans for change at the 1541sq km historic station with its links to Sir Thomas Elder. “The family is very happy about it and will be custodians of a wonderful asset,” Mr Harrington said for Mr Doman, whose family has owned Yadlamalka since the 1890s. Emotional sellers Laura and Graham Ragless, who have built up the cattle and sheep property into a sought-after tourism destination, said they still owned the Puttupa station next door but needed to “slow down a little”.