Moorine Rock Hotel

 

 

MOORINE ROCK

 

GPS 31 19 02 S 119 07 21 E

 

 

 

 

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Southern Cross

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

347.5Km

Population

20

Average Rainfall

312mm

Mean Max Temp

C

Mean Min Temp

C

 

SERVICES

Police

See Southern Cross

Fire and Rescue

See Southern Cross

Medical

See Southern Cross

Visitor Centre

See Southern Cross

 

CARAVAN PARKS

N/a

 

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Moorine Rock Hotel

08 9049 1235

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08 9049 8010

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08 9040 4034

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

This tiny town is located on the Great Eastern Highway 22km west of Southern Cross.

There is a general store and a hotel but not much else in the way of tourist attractions.

A nearby rock formation (also confusingly called Moorine Rock) is a popular picnic spot and an interesting spot for a walk, especially in wildflower season.

The rock is located about 22 kilometres north west from the town and can be reach (unsurprisingly) via Morrine Rock Road.

 

HISTORY

 

Yet another beneficiary of the Northam to Southern Cross railway, Moorine Rock started its life as a humble station on the line.

W.M. Parker found gold in a nearby range in 1888 and the station was originally called Parkers Road. The townsite was surveyed in 1924 and was gazetted in 1925. The local member of Parliament complained that the name was causing confusion with nearby Parker Range and so in 1926 it was changed to Moorine Rock after a formation close to the town.

Assistant Engineer William Shields surveyed the area both sides of a prposed railway but found no surface water east of Northam's Burlong Pool. Shields' report suggested using run-off from large areas of rock as carting water by train was unecconomical.

Four large tanks/dams were then built, one each at Cunderdin, Kellerberrin, Merredin and Parker's Road (now Moorine Rock). The railway dam still exists opposite the general store and hotel. The tanks had capacities ranging from 4 million to 7.5 million gallons and by June 1895 all of them contained some water.

The only tank to be constructed by the Public Works Dept. was the one at Parker's Road. The other tanks were constructed by J. McDowell, who was the contractor for the railway.

Moorine is said to be the Aboriginal word for female dingo.

The hotel was built in 1931 and has also been used as a boarding house and a nunnery.

 

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ATTRACTIONS

 

Moorine Rock.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Hotel.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Eyre

Federal : O'Connor

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6425

Local Government : Shire of Yilgarn

 

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Moorine Rock General Store

 

Moorine Rock Hotel

 

 

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