How a man who started with nothing bought 40,000 acres before turning 60

Marian Macdonald
By Marian Macdonald
Updated July 13 2022 - 3:21am, first published 2:00am
LAND LOVER: John Kennedy has bought about 30 farms since his first purchase at 26. Photo: supplied

Starting with nothing, other than his wits and seemingly boundless energy, John Kennedy has amassed 20 grazing properties spanning "about 40,000 acres" from Glen Innes in northern NSW to Nundle, New England.

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Marian Macdonald

Marian Macdonald

National rural property writer

Writing for farmers in the Stock & Land, The Land, Queensland Country Life, Stock Journal and FarmWeekly, farming in Gippsland.