Historic Cavendish property sells up

A MASSIVE clearance sale will be staged today at a Cavendish farm considered one of the south-west’s longest operating properties.

Nearly 2000 sheep, along with 80 pieces of large and small-scale farm machinery, will be auctioned off at the Kenilworth property located north-west of Hamilton. “Kenilworth run” was originally purchased in 1839 and was bought by the Brumley family in the 1930s to be used to breed Merinos and Corriedales.

JM Ellis and Co agent Robert Pike said Kenilworth was one of the first settlements in the Western District and was well known in farming circles.

“There’s a fair bit of history to the place, it’s one of the original property names in Cavendish,” he said.

“The Brumley family had the place for generations, so the community were pretty sad to see them go. When it comes to the clearance sale, there’s a fair amount of equipment on sale as you’d expect given it has been continuously operating as a farm for many, many years.”

Third-generation farmer Brian Brumley sold his property to a Melbourne buyer late last year.

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