Morven, New South Wales
New South Wales
Entering Village of Morven
|Population||464 (2006 census)|
|LGA(s)||Greater Hume Shire Council|
The Round Hill Hotel is somewhat misnamed, because the actual location of the Round Hill property is some kilometres away on the road from Holbrook to Culcairn. The hotel's name was changed from the Bridge Hotel to its current name when the owner of the hotel also became a part owner of the Round Hill property.
The town was serviced by the Holbrook branch railway line until the line was closed over 20 years ago.
Dan "Mad Dog" Morgan
The bushranger Dan "Mad Dog" Morgan roamed the area in the mid-19th century and indeed held up the Round Hill Station property situated along the road to Culcairn. During the hold up he fatally wounded John McLean, an employee of the station, and a grave and memorial stands at the site to commemorate the event.
In recent years Morven has continued to remain viable with a number of new houses being build and residents moving in. The site of the village still boasts the old church, a set of tennis courts and the Round Hill Hotel.
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