David and James Madden arrived on Flinders Island one dark and windy night in October of 2010…
They had travelled from the mainland of Australia with all of the equipment they thought they would need to restart the small, abandoned abattoir on Flinders Island that they had blindly bought.
The next morning, before they had an opportunity to start work, their only forklift would not start. Then their truck broke down. Refrigeration wouldn’t start. Parts of the building collapsed.
What ensued was a 5 year journey to restore a once proud part of the island’s business community to its former glory.
But it all started with one vision.
To one day take the spirit of Flinders Island to Australia, and then, to the world.
And to do this with its most sacred of produce – the Saltgrass Lamb.
“This is meat with sensational flavour. It has to be the best tasting meat in Australia”
Bruce Palling, Wall Street Journal Europe Food Columnist, UK