Australian Towns & Cities
Western Australia: Moorine Rock
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Established in 1925, Moorine Rock is a small wheatbelt village on the Great Eastern Hwy between Perth and Kalgoorlie.

When the railway line was opened in 1895, a station was established in this location and named Parkers Road after a nearby road. The road led to Parker Range, an area where Mr W M Parker made a gold find in 1888. In 1923 the district surveyor for the area reported there was a need to survey some lots at Parkers Road station. The survey was carried out the following year, and in 1925 the area was gazetted as the townsite of Parker Road. Moorine is reportedly an indigenous name of a nearby rocky area, though its meaning is unknown.

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Moorine Rock Primary School:
Site of the now closed Moorine Rock Primary School, April 2018.

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Moorine Rock Hotel:
Moorine Rock Hotel on Great Eastern Hwy, April 2018.

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Moorine General Store:
Moorine General Store on Great Eastern Hwy, April 2018.

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1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, Moorine Rock SSC, 2016 Census QuickStats

Last updated: 03-Aug-2020 11:02

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