"Sweetberry's Moree Page" Moree by Sweetberry1

Moree Travel Guide: 31 reviews and 50 photos


General Thomas Mitchell explored the Moree region in 1832.. Prior to this time, it was the Kamilaroi people who lived on these lands for many years. Once word got out about this district, squatters came and took land in the area, and the township of Moree was born.
It all started in 1852, with one store, which was opened by James and Mary Brand.
In 1876, the first medical services became available to the district, when Dr. Tullock arrived. Towards the end of the century, Dr. Magill built the first private hospital in the town of Moree, and around 1900, he imported the first petrol driven car into NSW.. and quite possibly, Australia.

Moree is also famous for their artesian spa..and this has been well promoted as a place for relaxation and invigoration. The hot spa was originally dug as a bore for irrigation, in 1895. And to this day, still attracts visitors to the town.

Moree suffered a major setback, when in the summer of 1928, a large part of the business district was destroyed by fire. Many homes were lost as a result of this fire also. This gave the town the opportunity to rebuild, with a more modern look, and using bricks to rebuild with.

Today, Moree land has become the richest agricultural site in Australia.. the rich black soil produces an abundance of cotton, wheat, cerials, and olives.

Some noteable people buried at the Moree cemetary are.. Mary Brand, her daughter, Elizabeth Janet Williams, who was the first white child born in Moree.. and the son of author Charles Dickens, Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens.

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  • Cons:Can get very hot in these parts...
  • In a nutshell:A lovely place to visit for a while..
  • Last visit to Moree: Feb 2004
  • Intro Updated Mar 31, 2004
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  • TravelCool's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2005 at 10:13 AM

    If non-human life is wildlife, I think human life can be called weirdlife.

  • GeminiKerry's Profile Photo
    Apr 28, 2004 at 3:27 AM

    Beaut' photo of the Moree Plains gallery as you main photo Susie. Been to Moree 4 times for work, but just in & out each time. Should build a page about it I suppose seeing there are only 2 so far.

  • Apr 27, 2004 at 6:02 AM

    Shame there aren't more VT pages on Moree, but yours & aussiedoug's cover it pretty well. Must get out & visit it!

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Apr 21, 2004 at 9:13 AM

    Great info and emus in the wild :-). Haha, there is an ostrich farm in my hometown for a year or two. I must go there to take some shots of them but... no wildlife there... just big eggs (80 x larger than chicken ones).

  • Mez77's Profile Photo
    Apr 19, 2004 at 3:18 PM

    Hi there Susie. Thanks for the B'day wishes. I'm coming up to Hervey bay in a couple of weekends for my school reunion. Can't wait.

  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Apr 15, 2004 at 2:53 AM

    Go for it sweetie ;-))

  • Apr 10, 2004 at 6:42 AM

    Excellent introductory info here Susie. Good tips too.You & my mate aussiedoug are the only VTers with pages on Moree which is a real shame as it's an interesting place in its own right.

  • olja1234's Profile Photo
    Apr 10, 2004 at 5:39 AM

    Interesting story about Moree. I'll be back Susie!

  • aussiedoug's Profile Photo
    Apr 1, 2004 at 8:45 PM

    As chance has it, I'll be in Moree for the day on Monday running a workshop for school teams in the area. Did you get to visit the hot springs? Hope I get time to!


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