MOREE

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.

Major Sir Thomas Mitchell went to the district at the request of the acting governor after the recapture of escaped convict George Clarke who told of a great river called the Kindur in 1832.

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.

The other hotels in Moree area mix of the old and prewar.

The Moree War Memorial is a mixed acknowledgement. The Memorial Hall, and the town entrance.

The main denominational churches in Moree are all century near/plus buildings. All traditional and just great classic lines

When walking the streets there is an air of ‘successes about the town. A night or two stopovers is warranted.

Heritage diary

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course