MOURA

A tragic history underpins the psyche of Moura. That said the community has adopted a very ‘can do’ energy and lifestyle attitude.

Moura is a ‘new’ mining town that is more than 150% dependant on the economics of coal mining activities. Coal Mining is big in this area and has a both visual and significant impact on the environment in the area.

There have been three mining disasters that have occurred near Moura:

  • The first was the Kiang disaster occurring due to an explosion in the underground workings of the Kianga No. 1 mine on 20 September 1975, claiming 13 miners' lives.
  • The second, on 16 July 1986, was an explosion in the Moura No. 4 undergrounds mine, claiming twelve miners' lives, the youngest miner being 18.
  • The third was an explosion in the Moura No. 2 underground coal mine on 7 August 1994. Rescue and recovery attempts were abandoned after a second, more violent explosion occurred 18 hours later. Eleven miners' lives had been lost and the mine was sealed at the surface.

After this, underground mining was closed and the area was operated as an open-cut coal mine. The mining world learnt many safety practices from these tragic events. The Moura Museum has all the details on display.

Tourism activities from the mines were not apparent.

Beef, cotton and cereals are other major industries of the area.

The Moura War Memorial is at the RSA Club.

The churches are of the modern era.

The Moura Hotel has a high profile on the highway.

Moura is a nice community that deserves an overnight stopover.

 

 

 

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