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Mooree Reserve is a historic, picturesque picnic area situated around dark green lagoons and shaded by huge red gums. Koorie people have been associated with the area for over 10,000 years. The tribe of this region was the Wergaia people or Maligundidj, meaning people belonging to the Mallee, and used the area as a camping ground.
Mooree Reserve was one of the first areas in the Tattyara district to be used as a sheep run by the early squatters. In 1849, Richard Broughton sketched a map to show the proposed Moorea Catkin run and the reserve still forms as part of that run. In the 19th century, locals carted water from the lagoons to the early township of Lillimur South. Wild flowers can be found in September and October.
Today the area is a peaceful camping and picnic ground. It is popular with families, large groups, photographers, wild-life and nature lovers. It is accessible by normal vehicles.
There are fireplaces, picnic table and no toilets. As always, please take your rubbish home with you.
The simplest way to get there is by turning south west at the roundabout down South Lillimur Rd, then left down Leeor Rd.
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