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65 Dawson Highway, Moura, Qld
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Local Area Around Moura
Known as 'The Coal and Cattle Centre of the Dawson', Moura is not a typical company town for miners. The region is mainly a rural area but has quite a mixture of ventures, such as the Queensland Cotton Gin located in town and the second largest wheat dump in Queensland; the huge silos can be seen from quite a distance. Just east of Moura is the Queensland Amonium Nitrate Plant and of course, the Moura Open-cut coal mine is nearby. The largest drag line in the world operates at this mine and it is gigantic.
Moura Information Centre and Museum includes a large photographic display reflecting the industries of the area, including coal mining, cotton, cattle, diary and grain growing, from the early days of Moura's settlement.
The annual Coal and Country festival is held last week in August.
Moura's Meridian marker is located 1km East of Moura on the Dawson Highway, the 150th Meridian marker shows the position of the imaginary line (150 °E) on which Queensland (Eastern Standard) time is based.
Visit the viewing platform of the Dawson Mine to witness the open cut operation. This is located approx 10km south of the town; take the road to Theodore approximately 5km south turn into Gibihi Road and continue to the viewing site.