MORUNDAH

Morundah is a crossroads town that is now also a by-pass community. Morundah is encounted when traveling between Jerilderie and Narrandera or from Urana to Griffith. Today it is difficult to have an appreciation of what was once was.

In 1877 A Post Office under the control of Henry Underwood was established at Colombo Creek and a railway station was established on 16th September, 1884. The Post Office was changed to Murundah in December 1889 and to Morundah in August 1895.

 The first Morundah publican was a woman named Lorraine and was in operation as early as 1874.

Morundah operated as a service town for many large stations in the area, when most farm work was done by manual labour.

Morundah today is a vibrant community focused village. Town committee’s have renovated just about the whole village.

A purpose built theatre, the “Paradise Palladium Theatre” was built to host a one off performance by Oz Opera of “Carmen” in 2006. Due to the success of this event, it is now held annually. The theatre also hosts an annual ball, an annual market day and every second year an educational workshop for children.

A new War Memorial has been constructed in the park and Anzac Day services are held at 10 am every year.

Commemorative pavers have also been placed in the park, with present and former residents leaving their mark.

Public art is a big feature in the village, with tree carvings and the newly fitted “Toolbox”. This horse sculpture was commissioned by the residents of Morundah to commemorate 100 years of both registered and bush picnic horse racing in the village. It was made by local artist Andrew Whitehead of Urana.

Morundah is represented with the Catholic faith.

The local hotel has been recently renovated, it has a renowned dining room and is a meeting place for the community.

When passing through please take the time to visit ‘toolbox’, the park and pub.

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