Bidding opens on eight great Dolly’s Dream charity auction items

Beef Central, 27/06/2023

Pre-auction online bidding has opened today on eight great charity auction items donated to raise money for the Dolly’s Dream Foundation, as part of the Australian Agricultural Co’s Long Lunch fundraiser being held on Thursday.

The charity auction selection ranges from outback on-property experiences, great sporting memorabilia, artworks and bushcraft items. Readers can click this link to access the Stocklive online auction platform to view the charity items up for grabs, post a pre-auction bid or participate remotely in the live auction on Thursday afternoon.

Here’s a quick rundown of the charity auction items on offer this year:

Custom made Dolly’s Dream Kangaroo Hide stockwhip –

This 1.8m kangaroo hide stockwhip in blue and saddle tan features a 12-strand thong and 16-strand fancy plaited steel lined handle. Handmade by master plaiter David McAuliffe, the stockwhip features high-end quality craftmanship and is fit for use in the paddock or the boardroom. Kindly donated by: McAuliffe Leather. The equivalent went for $11,500 at least year’s auction.

Three-day AA Co Station experience

This is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with six of your friends and AA Co. Witness the Australian outback like you’ve never seen it and experience life on three cattle properties over three days. See spectacular wildlife by chopper, drink billy tea amongst the mitchell grass, enjoy smoko by the water and see cattle production on a grand scale. You’ll travel from Brisbane in AA Co’s PC-12 aircraft and enjoy classic bush hospitality along the way, in what will be a journey you’ll never forget. This package went for $40,000 at least year’s auction.

AAM The Legune Station Experience –

Experience all that AAM’s Legune Station has to offer including return flights from a capital city to Kununurra (via Darwin), 1 night accommodation in Darwin, 2 nights’ accommodation in Kununurra, transfers to and from Legune, a day fishing on-station including lunch and refreshments and afternoon drinks at Champagne Falls. All with thanks to the AAM Investment Group. Last year’s package went for $11,000.

Legune Station, in the NT’s Kimberley region

Consolidated Pastoral Co branded cattle hide

This very special hide is marked with the branding of Consolidated Pastoral Co current and previously owned properties, including the iconic Newcastle Waters Station. Those fortunate enough to own this hide will forever hold a slice of the Outback in their living room. The brands include Newcastle Waters Station, Wrotham Park, Allawah, Isis Downs, Bunda, Dungowan, Carlton Hill, Auvergne, Ucharonidge and Newry. Kindly donated by: Consolidated Pastoral Co.

Framed Sunset Photo taken at Labelle Downs NT

Framed 1100mm x 1500mm, this is a spectacular professionally-taken image of an NT sunset that will suit as a feature in the home, boardroom or office. With special thanks to Photographer Jonathan May & Merv Makes Photography

Guernsey signed by the Sydney Swans 2022 Grand Finalists

The Sydney Swans are one of the most successful AFL teams in recent times, with five grand final appearances and two premierships in the last 18 years. The team finished third on the ladder in 2022 and made it back to the grand final but couldn’t get the job done against a brilliant Geelong. This team Guernsey, signed by the Grand Finalists, will be an excellent addition to any home or business. Kindly donated by QBE in conjunction with Marsh Insurance Brokers

Money Can’t Buy Broncos Experience

6 x tickets to Round 22 v Roosters at The Gabba on 27 July | NRLW + NRL game; PLUS Money Can’t Buy Sideline Experience to watch the NRL team warm up pre-game; PLUS football signed by NRL captain Adam Reynolds and coach Kevin Walters + NRLW captain Ali Brigginshaw and coach Scott Prince; LUS a $500 food and beverage voucher to enjoy at the event. Kindly donated by: Brisbane Broncos

Framed 2023 Queensland Reds Jersey

The perfect addition for any Queensland pool room or man-cave, this framed Queensland Reds Jersey has been signed by every member of the 2023 Super Rugby team. Queensland Rugby and its professional teams have a long and rich history with Australian sport, and rivalries that have been on the go for just as long. Winners in 2011, and always in the mix – if you’re a die-hard Queensland rugby fan, this spectacular item is a must-have. Kindly donated by: Queensland Reds, Harry Wilson & Elders


Industry stakeholders not attending the long lunch in person have the opportunity to bid on the charity items via the Stocklive online platform – click here to access 

Remote pre-auction bidding closes 2pm Thursday 29 June, but remote bidders can still compete during the live auction from 3pm the same day.

AA Co’s long lunch and charity auction on Thursday is part of the company’s ongoing fundraising effort for the Dolly’s Dream foundation.

Dolly’s Dream was created by NT couple Kate and Tick Everett following the loss of their 14-year-old daughter, Dolly, to suicide. The charity seeks to change the culture of bullying by addressing the impact of bullying, anxiety, depression and youth suicide, through education and direct support to young people and families in the bush.

Major event sponsors are financier CBA, lawyers Allens, property specialists LAWD and meat wholesalers Dunnett-Johnston and Australian Wholesale Meats.

AA Co managing director David Harris said the company was proud to be fundraising for Dolly’s Dream again this year.

“It’s a cause that’s close to our hearts – the Everetts spent part of their life on AA Co properties and we consider everyone who works for us at some point, part of our family,” he said.

“We raised a significant sum at last year’s event and hope we can at least match that again. A big thank you to our sponsors for helping make it happen.”

“Of course, ultimately, it’s about the message behind the cause – spreading kindness and changing the culture of bullying. Hopefully we can make a difference,” Mr Harris said.

  • Queries about the live event or the charity auction can be directed to: or call Jo on 0419 734 802.




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