Place:Moora, Western Australia, Australia

Watchers


NameMoora
TypeTown
Coordinates30.667°S 116.017°E
Located inWestern Australia, Australia
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Moora is a townsite located 177 km north of Perth in the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia. Moora was one of the original stations on the Midland railway line to Walkaway, and the townsite was gazetted in 1895. At the 2006 census, Moora had a population of 1,822.

The town was left underwater in 1932 when heavy rainfall inundated the town causing severe flooding. The town was left isolated as both rail lines and roads had protions washed away. Over half the town was submerged to a depth of and once the waters receded were left under a thick coating of mud. Crops and stock in the surrounding area were also lost.

In March 1999, the town suffered a major flood when ex-Tropical Cyclone Elaine caused the Moore River to break its banks with the evacuation of 1000 people.[1] Just as the community was recovering, another major rainfall event on the already saturated land in May the same year caused yet another flood in the town.

The town is the most substantial wheat belt town between Geraldton and Perth. The town provides facilities and services such as commercial banks, schools, commerce and retail sectors, community recreational facilities; plus a Pharmacy, Dentist, Doctors and District Hospital.

The surrounding areas produce wheat and other cereal crops. The town is a receival site for Cooperative Bulk Handling.

The Moora Agricultural Show is held every year in September and includes a full Equestrian Program, Fire Works, Fashion Parade, entertainment and some exciting exhibits. The Moora Cup Race Day is one of the biggest events on Moora's social calendar and is held every year in October. At Easter Moora hosts the Speedway for some jam-packed excitement trackside!

Many tourist attractions can be found around the Moora District, ranging from the Western Wildflower Farm to the abundance of hand-painted murals and the Moora Town Clock. As such, Moora is often a popular stopover for tourist’s en route to holiday destinations and those following the wildflower trail.

Moora lies within the Moora Important Bird Area, so identified by BirdLife International because it supports up to 60 breeding pairs of the endangered Short-billed Black Cockatoo. Surrounding the town are several rural activities (such as the growing of wheat, barley, canola, oaten hay and lupins, as well as the raising of sheep, cattle and pigs) and a silica mine located 15 km north of the townsite.

Research Tips


This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original content was at Moora, Western Australia. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with WeRelate, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.