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Local History of Moree, New South Wales

Moree is a town located in northern New South Wales, Australia. It is situated on the banks of the Mehi River and is known for its hot springs, agricultural industry, and rich cultural history.

Early History

The area now known as Moree was initially inhabited by the Kamilaroi people, who were known for their skilled hunting and farming practices. In the late 1800s, European explorers and settlers arrived in the area and began to establish homesteads and farms.

In 1851, the New South Wales government granted land to the Australian Agricultural Company in the Moree area, which led to the development of large-scale sheep and cattle stations. This brought many new settlers to the region and ultimately led to the establishment of Moree as a town in 1861.

Agricultural growth and development

The fertile plains around Moree were ideal for agriculture, and as a result, the town became a hub for the wheat, cotton, and wool industries during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The construction of a railway line in the early 1900s further boosted the town's economic growth and made it a major transportation hub in the region.

Today, Moree is still a major center for agriculture in the region. The town is home to a number of large-scale cotton farms, and its hot springs attract tourists from around the world.

Cultural heritage

Moree has a rich cultural heritage, with a number of historic buildings and landmarks throughout the town. The Moree Courthouse, built in 1897, is one such landmark and is an excellent example of the Victorian Italianate style of architecture.

There are also a number of historic homesteads and buildings throughout the area, including Tallawalla Station, which was established in the 1860s and is still in operation today.

The Kamilaroi people have a strong cultural presence in the Moree area and have been instrumental in preserving the region's unique cultural heritage. They have established a number of cultural centers and landmarks, including the Kamilaroi Heritage and Cultural Centre.

History of in Moree

Moree is a town with a rich history and cultural heritage. From its early days as a farming and ranching community to its current status as a major center for agriculture and tourism, Moree has played an important role in the development of northern New South Wales.


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