Morven, Queensland

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Morven is located in Queensland
Coordinates 26°24′53″S 147°06′53″E / 26.41472°S 147.11472°E / -26.41472; 147.11472Coordinates: 26°24′53″S 147°06′53″E / 26.41472°S 147.11472°E / -26.41472; 147.11472
Population 276 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4468
LGA(s) Murweh Shire Council
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Morven is a town in South West Queensland in Shire of Murweh, Queensland, Australia.[2] The town is located on the Warrego Highway, 91 kilometres (57 mi) east of Charleville and 665 kilometres (413 mi) west of Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Morven had a population of 276.[1]


In 1859, a small area was taken from the property Victoria Downs and set aside for public use and designated on maps and documents as 'Victoria Downs Reserve'. It was on the mail route from Brisbane to Charleville. Later it became informally known as 'Sadlier's Waterhole' after Captain TJ Sadlier and his wife camped at the property. In 1876, a post office was opened and called Morven.[3] When officially surveyed in 1880, it was officially given the name Morven.[4]


Morven has a public library, historical museum and heritage trail. Nearby is the Tregole National Park. The Murweh Shire Council operates a public library in Morven on the Warrego Highway.[5]

Heritage listings[edit]

Moreven has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Morven (Murweh Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 5 July 2008. 
  2. ^ "Morven (entry 22878)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "Official Notifications". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 November 1876. p. 3. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "Morven". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 13 March 1880. p. 6. Retrieved 12 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Morven Library". Public Libraries Connect. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 29 January 2018. 
  6. ^ "Angellala Rail Bridge (entry 600756)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 11 July 2013. 

External links[edit]

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