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There have been innovators on Mackerode station near Burra in South Australia’s mid-north almost for its entire history since European settlement. Built in 1872 for pastoralist Gustav Gebhardt on what was then Wildotta station, the locally quarried stone-and-brick, low-slung homestead with its broad encircling verandahs and grand arched entryway was a clear statement of prosperity for the man who had arrived in the colony in

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