Morven, New South Wales

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Morven
New South Wales
Entering Village of Morven.jpg
Entering Village of Morven
Morven is located in New South Wales
Morven
Morven
Coordinates 35°39′0″S 147°6′0″E / 35.65000°S 147.10000°E / -35.65000; 147.10000Coordinates: 35°39′0″S 147°6′0″E / 35.65000°S 147.10000°E / -35.65000; 147.10000
Population 464 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2660
Location
LGA(s) Greater Hume Shire Council
County Hume
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Morven is a small village about 7 kilometer east of Culcairn in the eastern Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Morven had a population of 464 people.[1]

History[edit]

Morven commenced its existence as a Cobb and Co Staging Post. Morven Post Office opened on 1 September 1880.[2]

Round Hill Hotel

The Round Hill Hotel is somewhat misnamed, because the actual location of the Round Hill property is some kilometers 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[edit]

John McLean's Grave

The bushranger Dan "Mad Dog" Morgan[3] 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.[4]

Today[edit]

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.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morven (Greater Hume Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2 November 2009. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
  3. ^ imdb.com/title/tt0074836/
  4. ^ a b Greater Hume Shire Council - Morven

External links[edit]

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