Cape York’s murder mystery station for sale

first_imgON TRIAL: Accused murderers Dianne Wilson Struber (left) and Stephen Struber (right) who have pleaded not guilty to killing gold prospector Bruce Schuler on Palmerviller Station. PICTURE: HARRY CLARKEProperty records show that Palmerville Station is still listed in the Struber name, with the Public Trustee of Queensland now managing the estate while its owners remain behind bars.It is being marketed by Colliers International Cairns. Take a look inside Brisbane’s $18m trophy home The ultimate State of Origin battle for Australia’s next millionaire Palmerville Station is the size of Hong Kong and has frontage on to the Palmer RiverIt is located 70km southwest of laura, and is a mix of undulating ridge country and rough broken ranges associated with the Great Dividing Range.There are several creeks and gullies extending to the south across eroded plains, and it has extensive infrastructure including a homestead, machinery sheds, cattle yards and various grazing and holding paddocks. Hemsworth mega-mansion almost complete PALMERVILLE STATIONA GRAZING and mining station linked to the murder of a gold prospector has been listed for sale.The 134,000 hectare property, which is located in Queensland’s Cape York Peninsula, was central in the police investigation into the murder of Bruce Schuler, whose body has never been located. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market12 hours agoPolice divers search a lake on Palmerville Station during investigations into the disappearance of Mareeba man Bruce Schuler, 48.But while it might have a dark past, Palmerville Station is located on prime grazing land.It has approximately 70km of double frontage on to the Palmer River, and a rolling term lease to 2035. Queensland wins ‘Real Estate of Origin’ Queensland Police Minister Mark Ryan and QPS Commissioner Ian Stewart with Fiona Splitt, the widow of murdered gold prospector Bruce Schuler. Picture: Marc McCormackMs Splitt implored the new owners, once the station is sold, to reach out and make contact. “It would be nice if the new owners would let us out there to continue our search for Bruce,” Ms Splitt said.“I have no doubt that he is still out there, somewhere, and for our family, it is extremely important for us to bring him home.”Palmerville Station is listed for sale, with expressions of interest closing at 4pm on July 18. FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK The vast station is in prime grazing countryIt is currently being used for cattle breeding and is being sold with its existing mixed Brahman and short horn cross cattle breeds.The area is also known as one of Queensland’s largest alluvial gold deposits and hosts more than 30 mining leases. During the murder investigation, police described the difficulties surrounding the search for Mr Schuler’s body, saying the crime scene was “basically the size of Hong Kong”.His body has never been found, and his wife, Fiona Splitt, led a successful campaign for the introduction of the “no body, no parole” legislation.Its introduction means that the Struber’s will be prevented from ever applying for parole until they revealed the location of Mr Schuler’s remains. Speaking to the Courier Mail, Ms Splitt said she hoped the new owners would help close the final chapter on the mystery. Murder victim Bruce Schuler who disappeared at Palmerville Station.The case led to the station’s owners — Dianne Wilson-Struber and Stephen Struber — being jailed for the Mareeba man’s murder in 2012, and led to the introduction of Queensland’s “no body, no parole” legislation.last_img

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