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Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council assists with completion of Moree Lands Office transfer

THE transfer of the former Crown Lands Building to the Moree and District Historical Society is now complete with the help of the Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council.

With a vision to turn the old building into a historical museum underway, the MLALC has provided vital assistance to lift the Aboriginal Land Claim over the site.

Moree and District Historical Society president Stephen Ritchie is delighted that progress for the historical museum is now within their sights.

“The transfer of the old Crown Lands building to the Council and then onto the Moree and District Historical Society has been an ongoing collaboration between our Local Member Adam Marshall MP, Crown Lands and Moree Plains Shire Council for the past four years,” Mr Ritchie said.

The Moree Lands Office, circa early 1900s.

“Without the important assistance of the Moree Local Aboriginal Land Council, our goal to create the Moree Historical Museum would not have been possible – it has truly been a group effort,” he said.  

Funding efforts are currently underway for the start-up costs of the historical museum through the promotion of The Triangle racing history book which has been co-funded by the NSW Government and Moree Plains Shire Council.

Thanks to support from author Bill Poulos, all proceeds from book sales will assist the formation of the Moree Historical Museum.

The Triangle will be for sale at Mallawa picnic races on Saturday, June 8 and again at Talmoi picnic races on Saturday, June 22.

The book is also available at Tourism Moree, Balo Square Newsagency, Deluxe Café Moree, North West Real Estate, Sutherland Reid and Farrar, B&W Rural, Kenway and Clark, Beauty Matters, Dipper’s Home Timber and Hardware, Webb and Boland Lawyers, Croppa Creek Store, The Moree Gallery, South Moree Butchery, A Tasty Surprise, Thomas Lee Motorcycles, Moree Veterinary Hospital, Faulkner’s Newsagency, McGregor Gourlay, Jukes Tyre Service and Assef’s Moree.

Media Release: June 6, 2019