Friday, 14 September 2007
Moree is situatied on black soil plains, which stretch, well, across the rest of the continent, and the next hill is somewhere in Africa! I lived in Moree for a couple of years as a young teacher.
See that racecourse to the right of the second photo? I once went to the races there and there was a dead-heat for first in a three horse race! They even passed the photo of the finish around the crowd for confirmation.
The main crops grown around Moree are wheat and cotton. I can assure you that despite appearances from yesterday's photo, it's NOTHING like England :-)
The other main attraction of Moree is its hot artesian mineral springs, which feed the local pool, and provide a magnet for immigrants of Eastern European origin, many of whom make a yearl pilgrimage to "take the waters" which are supposd to have curative powers. It also keeps the outdoor swimming pool deliciously warm all year round.
I know it's not Sydney, but , hey - it's accessible from Sydney!