December 9, 2020
Murgon businessman Leo Geraghty is holding a clearing sale at his Murgon property this weekend.
There’s something for everyone in the sale, as a lifetime of farming experience is going under the hammer.
The sale includes more than 90 cows (many with calves) and three Charbray bulls.
There are Massey Ferguson tractors and a range of farming equipment including ploughs, planter harrows and a slasher.
There’s also fire fighter pumps, saw benches, a fertiliser spreader, a 240 volt generator, overhead petrol tank and stand, a large quantity of new and old timber posts, 45 gallon drums, wire strainers, spray backpacks, crosscut saws, a gun safe, tools, cream cans and antique scales etc etc.
A number of vehicles are also being sold, including trailers, an old Toyota LandCruiser farm ute and Nissan utes for wrecking.
But one of the highlights must be a Model A Ford just begging for restoration.
The sale is being handled by Across Country Real Estate & Livestock at Murgon and no reserve prices have been set.
A full list of items is on the Across Country website
“I arrived at the farm originally called ‘Floodview’ in 1965 to date a beautiful girl, Glenda Pearson, who later became my fantastic and loving wife,” Leo said.
“I was introduced to the life of farming by my father-in-law Jack Pearson and his brother Dick – dairying, pulling peanuts by hand and ploughing the paddocks.
“Over the years we have enjoyed our weekend life on the farm which we now call ‘Bandamill’ but feel it is now time to head in another direction.
“(The name) ‘Bandamill’ was my wife’s idea and stands for “we banded together to save the windmills” which supplied stock water to the farm, during the period the Bjelke-Petersen Dam was being constructed.”
Leo and Glenda are not leaving the area as their main residence is in Murgon.
Leo may have recently retired as president of the Murgon Business and Development Association but he is continuing to produce “Murgon Moments” and operate the Clifton Motors car dealership in town.
The clearing sale is being held from 9:30am on Saturday (December 12) at 3134 Burnett Highway (Nanango-Goomeri Road).
Items can be viewed on Friday (December 11).