Early 1870’s. Henry Somerset and his cousin Arthur had outstayed their welcome on Lansdowne Station. The bulls they were droving North for Henry McConnel had disturbed the station’s cattle. Mr. Meredith, the manager threatened to punch Arthur until, on being calmly invited to do so, decided on discretion and departed quietly. They moved the bulls onwards to Northampton Downs Station where they sold 25 bulls to the Rome Brothers. These bulls would be delivered to their cattle station Welford Downs over 200 miles lower down the Barcoo.