Moree is the next town encounted on the Newell Hgy when traveling North (or south) to Qld. Moree is the major town for this region in NSW and has a lot going for it. Not the least Wheat Silos that run continuously for Kilometre. Moree is also great stopover town for those doing extended distances. One beaut thing about Moree is heritage and history is becoming increasingly important.
Moree shares its name with a much smaller community in Northern Ireland. Moree is home to hot spring baths which are famous for their reputed healing qualities.
In 1851 James and Mary Brand arrived and built a general store on the banks of the river in 1852. A post office was added the following year. Mary Brand with her six children so she returned opened another business and in 1861 she opened the town's first inn. The Victoria perhaps?
In 1895 the Great Artesian Basin which sits under Moree was tapped and yields over thirteen million litres of water every day. In 1994 the Gwydir Olive Grove Company was established when two Moree families started producing olive oil from olives grown in the area.