Keeping up with the Joneses
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Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping up with the Joneses

Keeping Up With The Joneses is a reality series that explores the unusual lifestyle of a family living on a large cattle station in a remote part of Outback Australia. The series features the Jones Family: Milton Jones Senior, his wife Cristina, and children Beau, Alex and "Little Milton". They live on Coolibah Station, a sprawling property about 500 kilometres south of Darwin. They make their living through a combination of farming cattle for export and providing heli-mustering services across the top end of Australia. Their lifestyle is one that many Australians may have read about, but few have experienced first-hand.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 8

The Joneses leave the comfort of Coolibah to spend a few days at the 100th Anniversary Brunette Races & Camp Draft. The best riders in The Territory converge on the dusty cattle station to meet and compete. It's a big deal for Cristina. She's been training on her prized horse for months. But how is she going to fare against the toughest cowboys in Australia? Raine gets frocked up for Fashions on the Field, while Little Milton rides in his first Potty-calf Rodeo.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 9

Milton faces his worst nightmare. News is radioed through that a chopper has crashed 50km from Coolibah. He heads up a search party to find the wreckage and, hopefully, survivors. The Cook's on holidays, so Cristina's hired a couple of British backpackers to fill in. They've never been on a farm before and one of the girls has never cooked before. There'll be hell to pay from Milton if the food's not on the table when the mob of cowboys and pilots return from a long day's mustering.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 10

Trevor the Cranky Cook returns to find the British Backpackers have made 'changes' to his kitchen. And he's not happy about it. Milton encounters a fiery act of nature. Raine gives Little Milton a lesson about the Indigenous people of the Territory. And Milton carries out the dying wish of his mate Buckley. It's a wake, Northern Territory style.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 11

The Jones' family head to Katherine for the local Camp Draft. At this competition it'll be Jones versus Jones. The Back Packers decide it's time old Lurch had a haircut. That prompts a guessing game: exactly how old is he under all that hair and dust? Cristina doesn't put in her best performance at the camp draft, which puzzles everyone until Milton makes a big announcement.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 12

Cristina Jones is pregnant. The Outback is a long, long way from medical help, so Cristina takes Milton and Little Milton 3,000 kilometres to Brisbane for scan to be safe. During the ultrasound, the family meets their newest for the first magical time. It's also Cristina and Milton's wedding anniversary, excuse enough for Mrs. Jones to go on a shopping spree. And while the bosses are away, the Coolibah Crew can play. Chief pilot, Stephen Groves, gets down and dirty on the professional rodeo circuit.

Keeping up with the Joneses - Episode 13

It's the school holidays and teenagers Beau and Alex return to Coolibah. Milton figures it's time to give them a good bush education. He gets them mustering and gives Beau a driving lesson in a road train. Then the biggest test: he needs help to retrieve a rogue croc trapped on the banks of the Victoria River. Young Alex has to confront her biggest fear. Cristina prepares for the arrival of the new Jones, but how do you shop for baby clothes when you live in the middle of nowhere?

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