About David Pollock, Frances Jones and Wooleen Station History
Wooleen was established 1886 and has been owned and run by the Pollock family since 1990. On the 21st May 1993 Helen and Brett Pollock welcomed the first paying guests to Wooleen Homestead. Offering friendly, traditional Australian Outback Hospitality in beautiful surroundings with fine food, good wines and personalised service for everyone from the adventurous adult to a family group.
“We try to open people’s eyes to how the Australian bush can come alive. We are simply showing guests our love of this wonderful property, Wooleen.” – Brett Pollock
Taken up by the Sharpe family in 1884 until 1984 when Christopher Sharpe, the last willing male member of the family died.
David Pollock, conservationist and second generation, took over the station in 2007 with his partner Frances Jones.
David studied Environmental Conservation at university to follow his passion for the land and conserving it. He has spent much time overseas noting and observing methods used in other countries to look after pastoral land. David is now focused on regenerating Wooleen after many years of hard overstocking and finding a sustainable way to run stock and look after the environment. He is the president of the Murchison Land Care Comittee and sits on the board of Rangelands NRM. Frances currently studies Eco-tourism at Murdoch university and Chairs the Gascoyne Murchison Tourism (inc) and sits on the board of Australia’s Golden Outback. If you are interested in coming to stay with David and Frances at Wooleen and learning about the stations history and future, please don’t hesitate to contact them now from the contact page or make a booking.
“Im working in the land I love. All I want, is to see it looking healthy again.” – David Pollock
National Trust Listed Homestead
Awards and Accreditation’s
Tourism Council WA accredited
Winner Australian Tourism Award. Specialist Accommodation 1995
Winner Sir David Brand Award. Category 23 – Specialist Accommodation 1995
Runner Up Gardener of the Year – Helen Pollock – Wooleen Gardens 1999
Community State Land Care award – Roderick River Restoration Project 2005
Western Australia’s Visitor’s Centre Pioneer’s award for Tourism – Brett Pollock 2008
Winner Sir David Brand Young Achiever Medal - Frances Jones – 2010
Finalist Category 5 ECO Tourism Western Australia Tourism Awards – 2012