See and do: Morven See and do: Morven

 

MORVEN HISTORICAL MUSEUM & MINIATURE BUILDING DISPLAY

Keeping the history of the Morven district for future generations are the dedicated volunteers of the Morven Historical Society

ENJOY THIS AMAZING COLLECTION OF OUTBACK MEMORABILIA

KEROSENE TIN HUT: Built during the great depression of 1930, these huts were for many, the only accommodation available. Few now remain, so we are fortunate that this one has been preserved.

MINIATURE BUILDING DISPLAY: Painstakingly created over fifteen years these perfect miniatures have to be seen to be believed. Located in the Morven Museum.

OLD MACHINERY: A poignant reminder of the days when “hard yakka” was the only way to get things done.

ABORIGINAL ARTEFACTS: The collection includes grinding stones, shields, axe heads and more.

BRIC-A-BRAC: Books, clothing, toys, cooking utensils from a by-gone era.

 

PLAN YOUR VISIT AROUND OPENING TIMES

OPEN: Mon-Fri 10.00am to 12noon

PRICE: $2.00 Adults

Albert Street

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TREGOLE NATIONAL PARK

Home to the rare Ooline tree, the Tregole National Park is just a 10km drive from Morven. A 2.1km interpretative walk introduces you to many arid zone plant species.

Collect your map from the Visitor Information Centre at the Morven Friendly Grocer before you go.

OPEN: Everyday. Day use only - National Park (no overnight stays)

10km south of Morven (Bollon Rd)

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HERITAGE TRAIL

The Morven Heritage Trail takes you to various locations. A written guide provides information on historic sites within the town. Written guide available from any Murweh Shire Visitor Information Centre. (Charleville, Morven, Augathella)

PRICE: Free OPEN Everyday, at your own leisure. Various locations

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SADLIERS WATER HOLE & HAMBURG CREEK

Lined with red river gums, this picturesque waterhole was once a stop-over point for Cobb & Co Coaches and Bullock teams. Follow in the footsteps of many early pioneers; take a picnic rug and enjoy a cuppa under the shade of the trees.

PRICE: Free OPEN Everyday, at your own leisure

End of Eurella Street
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BRANDING BOARD

Local station owners burned their cattle brands onto a piece of Bloodwood to commemorate the re-enactment of the Harry Redford cattle drive. Harry, a known cattle duffer (thief), whose exploits of droving up to 1000 head of cattle (stolen) from

Longreach to Adelaide earned him a place in Outback History.

PRICE: Free OPEN Everyday, at your own leisure Albert Street

P 07 4654 3057

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RABBIT BOARD GATE

Introduced European rabbits had already destroyed pasture land and native habitat throughout Australia.A rabbit proof fence was built in 1886 covering 47,403km and gates were constructed across the roads as part of the ‘rabbit proofing’ of Queensland.

Albert Street

 

 

DICK BAKER SHED & OLD MACHINERY DISPLAY

A whimsical collection and display of all things from a by-gone era including old farming machinery. Most of the items came from past Morven local residents Dick Baker and Malcolm & Boosie Crichton

PRICE Free OPEN Everyday, at your own leisure

Albert Street
P 07 4654 3057
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