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Morven Historical Museum and Miniature Building Display

Morven, Murweh Area

Step back in time where everyday early outback life is on display. The small but delightful Morven Historical Museum and Miniature Building Display contains some fascinating memorabilia.

A must see is the miniature replica pioneer township. Painstakingly recreated over 15 years, buildings that have long gone have been preserved. The attention to detail of the buildings and the early building techniques makes this display a unique outback attraction.

The Museum also has a collection of Aboriginal grinding stones, stone axe heads, spears, coolamons and boomerangs.

In the grounds there is the 'tin hut', built of flattened kerosene tins, which is a testament to outback ingenuity. Built as housing during the great depression of the 1930's, these huts were common homes for pensioners. With only a few remaining today, Morven is fortunate to have one on display.

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Entry Cost AUD Valid From Inclusions
Adult $3 - $3

Facilities

  • Car park

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Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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Tregole National Park

Morven, Murweh Area
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In semi-arid, south-western Queensland, Tregole National Park straddles the boundary between two of the state’s natural regions, the brigalow belt and the mulga lands. The park protects a small, almost pure stand of ooline Cadellia pentastylis, an attractive dry rainforest tree dating back to the Ice Ages. Ooline has been extensively cleared and is now uncommon and considered vulnerable to extinction. Tregole’s ooline forest survives in the less than ideal semi-arid conditions. Mulga grows on the ridges while poplar box woodlands cover the alluvial plains, brigalow woodlands grow on areas with heavy clay soils and Mitchell grasslands are found on the park’s undulating plains.

Morven Great Artesian Basin

Morven, Murweh Area
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Morven is fortunate to be situated on the Great Artesian Basin, ensuring the town of a constant and reliable water supply. The water is approximately two million years old, and really did run off the backs of dinosaurs! Today, two bores provide Morven with their water. The depths of the bores range from 700 to 800 metres; pumps are needed to ensure adequate water pressure is provided to every household. The main bore has an interpretive sign, explaining this amazing water source, the largest underground Water Reservoir in the Southern Hemisphere.
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With a population of less than 250, Morven is thought to be named after a mountain and town of the same name in Scotland. Captain T.J. Saddlier and his wife arrived in the area in the 1860s and camped on a deep waterhole of nearby Hamburg Creek. This waterhole was later to become Morven's water supply and provided irrigation for a large Chinese market garden. It now only fills after rain storms. A hotel was established near the waterhole to service the Cobb and Co. Coach route. Passengers, drovers and bullock drivers all took advantage of the relative comfort of the Hotel. By 1887, Morven had three more hotels, a railway station and school. As the town grew the waterhole could not supply enough water, and bores were sunk into the Great Artesian Basin. Today, Saddliers Waterhole and Hamburg Creek are a traveller's oasis. The large red river gums provide shade and make it a great place for visitors to relax and wash away the cares of long day's travel.

Augathella 4x4 Stock Route Trail

Augathella, Murweh Area
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The Augathella 4x4 Stock Route Trail is accessible by Four Wheel Drives Only. Follow the pathway of those who opened up the outback. Travel along this stock route to discover the land and explore its history. A detailed map and directions is available at the Charleville Visitor Information Centre. Please note, the track is impassible during and after wet weather conditions, and when maintenance is being carried out. This track is taken at your own risk and the Murweh Shire takes no responsibility for injury or damage to vehicles.

Augathella Kenniff Tree

Augathella, Murweh Area
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There is nothing like having a connection to Bushrangers. During the late 1800s and early 1900s, the notorious Bushrangers, the Kenniff Brothers, tethered their horses under this magnificent old Coolibah tree between their many cattle and horse stealing escapades. Often referred to, (but not entirely accurate) as 'Australia's Last Bushrangers', Patrick and James (Jimmy) Kenniff, lived a life filled with horse stealing, cattle duffing, armed robbery and let's not forget murder! Growing up in New South Wales, the boys moved to Queensland in the 1890's. Settling in and around the Mitchell area, it wasn't long before their career in stealing horses and cattle from surrounding properties began. After several years of this rascally lifestyle the boys were finally captured, their trial was held at the Roma Magistrate Court. Their fate - one sentenced to jail, the other hung. Further information on the Kenniff Brothers is on display at the Kenniff Tree in Augathella.

Warrego River

Augathella, Murweh Area
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Looking for a relaxing moment in Outback Queensland? The Warrego River at Augathella is an idyllic shaded spot with a sheltered picnic and barbecue area. Arguably one of the most attractive spots along the Warrego River, it is here you can soak up the peace, quiet and tranquility. The perfect place to get away from it all, the choice is yours; bird watching, bushwalking or a just simplyrelax in a deck chair by the river banks for that quiet snooze. Dawn and dusk are ideal times for photographers to capture the beauty of this section of the river. The Warrego River (from an aboriginal word meaning 'river of sand'), runs north from its source in the Carnarvon Ranges to its junction with the Darling River, in the south. The river drains into a catchment area of around 65,000 square kilometres. The towns of Augathella, Charleville, Wyandra and Cunnamulla are located on the banks of this river.

Clara Creek 4x4 Stock Route Trail

Morven, Murweh Area
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The Morven Clara Creek 4x4 Stock Route Trail will lead you to discover the Clara Creek Hotel Ruins. Follow the trail to discover a part of Queensland that dates back to 1882. Clara Creek was a thriving and busy hotel, the focus of life in the area; today just the ruins remain to remind us of its past glory. The trail takes you along Stock Routes and less commonly used roads around Morven. Discover old stock water holes, an age old bridge (that was once painted with a tooth brush to prove a bet), and areas where thousands of Merino sheep used to graze. You will need to collect a trail guide from either the Charleville or Morven Visitor Information Centres. This trail contains washed-out areas and also bitumen road. Please note this track can be closed for maintenance and for up to two weeks after rain.
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Just 28 kilometres north of the Charleville Central Business District, at the 18 mile Warrego River Fishing spot, you will find your own slice of Warrego heaven. The Warrego River stretches from the Canarvon Gorge in the north to Bourke in the south, New South Wales. Fish common in this river system include: Yellowbelly, Catfish, Murray Cod, Silver Perch and Spangled Perch. Access to this fishing location can become restricted or unavailable during and after periods of rain. Drought can also affect river levels and alter fishing conditions. You do not need a license to fish in their river systems. You do not need to book to camp at this location. Suitable for fully self-contained campers only. No facilities at this site.
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The coffee coloured water of the Warrego River provides visitors and locals with a great camping, fishing or swimming experience. At just 16 kilometres north of the Charleville Central Business District, there has never been a more convenient way to get away from the hustle, bustle and burdens of everyday life. Peace and quiet has never been more accessible. Access to this fishing location can become restricted or unavailable during and after periods of rain. Drought can also affect river levels and alter fishing conditions. You do not need a licence to fish in their river systems. You do not need to book to camp at this location. Suitable for fully self-contained campers only. No facilities at this site.
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Imagine....peace, quiet, your day's catch sizzling away over the campfire under a star studded sky - it just doesn't get any better. Just 40 kilometres north of Charleville on the Matilda Highway, the 27 Mile Warrego River fishing spot is a great location for a day, weekend or week long fishing trip. A great experience for the entire family, even the dog! Access to this fishing location can become restricted or unavailable during and after periods of rain. Drought can also affect river levels and alter fishing conditions. You do not need a license to fish in their river systems. You do not need to book to camp at this location. Suitable for fully self-contained campers only. No facilities at this site.
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