A pioneering farm family is selling its enormous collection of early Australian history.
The 2000 piece collection from the estate of the Sloane pastoral family is being sold in two online auctions.
The family created some of this early history themselves after they arrived in Melbourne during the gold rush and founded a pastoral company which has links to today’s Elders Ltd.
Family members were involved in the early Federation meetings in Corowa.
The family went on to settle in the Murray River region of Mulwala where the collection has been in storage in recent years.
Their original homestead is now owned by the Commonwealth and was heritage listed in 2004.
In the beginning, William Sloane started one of Australia’s first stock and station…