MOULAMEIN

Moulamein is the next town the traveler will pass through when the Balranald to Deniliquin journey has been decided. Moulamein is one of those places the traveler will have to go out of the way to visit. Moulamein is the ultimate diversion. But worth it.

In about 1842 Augustus Morris came to the Riverina seeking grazing land in association with the entrepreneur and speculator Benjamin Boyd. Morris took up pastoral runs on the Edward River and explored the country surrounding the site of present-day Moulamein. Morris was apparently the first European to describe the confluence of the Edward River and Billabong Creek as “The Moulamein”.

Moulamein is the oldest town in the Riverina. The name Moulamein is derived from a local Aboriginal word meaning "the meeting of the waters".

The climate of this area is usually semi-arid, and the area is rich in birdlife such as waterfowl, wedge-tailed Eagles and emus. This area also has quite a lot of kangaroos.

A stroll to the old ‘court house’ gives a feel for the history of the place.

The Moulamein War Memorial is near the Edward River.

The Moulamein Hotel is your great downtown classic pub.

The Moulamein churches are for the most part of the modern era.

The pub and the court house determine a visit is worth the diversion. A nice place this is.

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