The Rex Brennan Story of Siam Station and the Brennan Family
On hot summer evenings as the sun set over the distant hills of the Gawler Ranges, I often sat chatting with my father Bill on the southern veranda at Siam Homestead and it was here that he told me endless stories about my grandfather, and great-grandfather. In my story I have recounted the life and times of my forebears and have also told of my own recollections of life and times at Siam station.
I have on many occasions been asked how Siam got its name. My father thought it could have been because, the original owners who were searching for a short, neat name, that could easily and quickly be branded on the wool bales, decided on Siam as there was currently a revolution happening in that country (now known as Thailand)
I have spent fifty-six years of my life as a station hand, manager and owner of Siam out of the one hundred and eleven years of Brennan ownership from 1891-2002