Beermullah is the original farm of the Beermullah district, north of Gingin which is 100 km north of Perth and comprises of over 1000 acres of land surrounding Beermullah Lake.
Beermullah is a red angus cattle family farming enterprise that breeds red angus bulls and has now refurbished the rustic shearing shed into farm stay accommodation.
It was settled in the 1860’s by Emma Rock and her family, due in part to the natural spring that still maintains a steady flow of fresh water today. The original house is made of mud brick sourced from the property and was built in 1872. The Harris family was the second family to call Beermullah home and they ran sheep and cattle on the property and built the shearing shed in the 1940’s. In 1987 the Barrett-Lennard family purchased Beermullah and today Philip Barrett-Lennard and Sally Calder and their children live in the renovated home and operate a Red Angus cattle herd and some Shearing Shed hospitality.
The farming activities are focused on the breeding of high quality Red Angus bulls for local and export markets, using just grass, with no reliance on supplements such as hay or grain.
Beermullah is also home to a number of significant wetlands. With some help from the Envirofund, the World Wildlife Fund and the Department of Environment and Conservation, all the wetlands on Beermullah have now been fenced to exclude livestock. This has allowed native vegetation to regenerate, creating additional habitat for the already plentiful birdlife.
The property surrounds Beermullah Lake, a large and permanent body of water (250 acres in total), that provides a home for over 84 bird species. Birdlife Australia visit regularly to identify and count the birdlife.
Catamaran Spot at Beermullah Lake, Michael Knight, 2013