Property

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

UPDATE: 

LARKHILL man Ken Consiglio had spent weeks preparing to say goodbye to most of his collection, but when the big day arrived the weather had other ideas. 

The former rodeo champ is selling everything from old farm tools to a lifetime's worth of horse gear, vintage cow bells and original cream cans.

It was all meant to be gone by now, but the sale was rained out and Ken ended up having to ride horse to the property gates to let people know they'd have to come back another day.

Well Saturday is that day and the sun is expected to be shining.

"Plenty of people turned up, which was a good sign," Mr Consiglio said.

"There were lots of people actually, they just kept coming. But we had to call it off, it was just too wet."

The clearance sale, details and photos below, will be on Saturday, September 24 on Larkhill Rd, Larkhill at 10am.

There will be signs directing people from Marburg Glamorganvale Rd and items can be viewed from 9am.   

Ken says if anyone would like to hear some stories from his days as a rodeo man, which included riding in front of the Queen during one of her royal visits in the 1960s, they are welcome to stay for a drink after the sale. 

ORIGINAL: 

A FORMER rodeo champion is selling everything on his Larkhill property from horse drawn sulkies to antique metal bath feet.

Ken Consiglio is even putting his invention, a stand for shoeing horses, up for sale as he prepares to retire to a little brick home on just two and a half acres.

Auctioneer Rod Statham has been carefully placing tickets on each of the items going under the hammer on Saturday, but Ken keeps following him around and taking the tickets off.

He says it's hard to part with everything, but he's hoping his antique items, old farm tools and vintage cow bells, will go to good homes.

There are literally hundreds of lots up for sale including a rare, collector's tractor - a FIAT 1968, countless bridles and a few saddles, and a small truck for moving cattle.

There are even old crutches used by the property's former owner and an original, wooden barn ladder which Mr Statham says is every vintage-inspired home decorator's dream.

"I have worked all my life and built everything," Ken said.

"I did all the fencing, that's what we did in the younger days."

As part of doing the hard work as a young lad, Ken nearly decapitated himself while using a chainsaw inside the pig sty.

The chainsaw bucked up and doctors told Ken he was millimetres away from nicking his jugular.

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.
Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property. Rob Williams

But instead of rushing to the hospital Ken decided to pull in at the neighbour's and show them his fresh wound.

"I pulled into the garage, because I knew the people there, and the tenant was talking to this woman and she was annoying me so I said, 'excuse me, can you take me to the doctor?' and pulled the towel away from my neck," Ken said, laughing at the memory of shocking his friends as blood poured down his neck.

Ken Consiglio in his rodeo days.
Ken Consiglio in his rodeo days. Contributed

"I've got to move on now.

"I will probably travel around Australia and pick up some old rodeo mates, sit around, tell stories." 

The clearance sale is tomorrow on Larkhill Rd, Larkhill at 10am.

There will be signs directing people from Marburg Glamorganvale Rd and the items can be viewed from 9am.   

Ken says if anyone would like to hear some stories from his days as a rodeo man, which included riding in front of the Queen during one of her royal visits in the 1960s, they are welcome to stay for a drink after the sale. 

Topics:  auction, clearance sale, general-seniors-news, ipswich, larkhill


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Shark cull calls leaves Ballina MP "appalled"

Tamara Smith, Greens Mp. Photo Contributed

Tamara Smith has spoken about the resilience of her community

PHOTOS: Firies battle North Coast bushfire

NSW Fire and Rescue crews at the scene of a bushfire at East Ballina.

NSW Fire and Rescue crews are fighting a bushfire at Ballina

Great white tagged, released off Lighthouse Beach

Yesterday this 2.91m great white was tagged and released at Angels Beach, Ballina.

The 49th shark to be tagged in NSW released off Lighthouse Beach

Local Partners

Film festival brings locals gems to the big screen

THE Byron Bay Film Festival comes to Ballina again

OPINION: The great white shark hype

Great white shark smiling in the blue ocean

If there's a shark sighting, I want to know about it

Shark cull calls leaves Ballina MP "appalled"

Tamara Smith, Greens Mp. Photo Contributed

Tamara Smith has spoken about the resilience of her community

PHOTOS: Firies battle North Coast bushfire

NSW Fire and Rescue crews at the scene of a bushfire at East Ballina.

NSW Fire and Rescue crews are fighting a bushfire at Ballina

Great white tagged, released off Lighthouse Beach

Yesterday this 2.91m great white was tagged and released at Angels Beach, Ballina.

The 49th shark to be tagged in NSW released off Lighthouse Beach

Walt Secord rejects Tony Abbott's call for shark cull

Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for a shark cull on the North Coast.

Tony Abbott called for a shark cull on the North Coast

Minister to visit Ballina to announce new shark strategy

NSW Minister for Primary Industries Niall Blair

Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair to travel to Ballina today

More Northern River schools needed to be counted in

John Foreman and Jay Laga'aia at a songwriting workshop earlier this year.

Music - Count Us In will be held in November

Lady Gaga confirms Super Bowl show

Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga to perform in coveted spot

Girls actors give emotional tributes to hit show

Actor Allison Williams

Actors farewell smash hit HBO show Girls after six seasons

Janet Jackson's pregnancy is 'best thing'

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson can't wait to become a mum

Jay Z signs two-year movie and TV deal

Rapper Jay Z

Rapper Jay Z has signed a television and movie deal

Nowhere to Hyde: Matt Nable is Australia's man in demand

Matt Nable stars as Detective Gary Hyde in the TV series Hyde & Seek.

NABLE returns to the small screen amidst busy film work.

Marvel's Luke Cage S1E7: Manifest review

Mike Colter in a scene from the TV series Marvel's Luke Cage. Supplied by Netflix.

*WARNING: spoilers if you haven't seen Marvel's Luke Cage*

Beach-side real estate starts at $85k on Fraser Coast

HERVEY BAY REAL ESTATE: You can buy this townhouse in Scarness for under $300k.

Live your beach-living dream locally.

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.