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”.
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.