The Toorallie story began almost 200 years ago in 1825 when George Garnock arrived in Australia from Scotland. After a decade of working with the Macarthur family to develop Australia's first Merino stud, George decided to go out on his own and realise his lifelong ambition to produce the finest Merino wool in Australia.
Riding south to the Monaro district in New South Wales George was one of the first squatters in the region. Establishing his own Merino sheep stud near the town of Bombala, George was a true pioneer and helped settle the area.
George's sixth generation descendants the Smiths continue his legacy with Toorallie, founded in 1990 and named after the family's sheep property located near George's farm. Toorallie was the next chapter in a long tradition of working with elite Merino wool.