Cattlemen’s tribute promotes tourism

ON A NATURAL HIGH: Robert Cavedon and Graeme Stoney celebrated the opening of the replica cattlemen’s hut at the Red Stag Deer and Emu Farm. PHOTO: Brad Worrall

WHAT does putt-putt golf and mountain cattlemen’s huts have in common?

The Red Stag Deer and Emu Farm.

The popular tourist destination and restaurant at Eurobin last Thursday unveiled a replica cattlemen’s hut – much of the building recycled from the family’s 100-year-old, nearby homestead.

The farm’s Robert Cavedon hopes the rustic building will inspire tourists to visit the originals in the high country.

He doesn’t back away from the debate about the ban on cattle in the mountains.

“I’m all for keeping the rich heritage of this area alive – I believe that cattle in the high country, managed properly, are a bonus,” he said.

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