Moira Station Homestead Is On The NSW Cobb Highway, 27 Km North Of Echuca And 3 Hours’ Drive North Of Melbourne.
Moira Station was an “iconic pastoral station.” The original station site was selected in 1842, and the current homestead was built in 1866. Australian heritage is interwoven with Moira’s story. It has a rich history of early pioneers, bushrangers, timber cutters, bullock teams and indigenous tribes, all who once called it home.
Its past is peppered with political intrigue, indigenous pride, colonial resilience and rural fortitude. It was here that the “Squatter versus Free Settler” contest was fought, and that the Bushranger Captain Melville and his gang held up the station and stole horses before continuing onto Deniliquin, and it was from the Moira Lakes that leeches were taken for use in the First World War. The Moira Station property and adjoining Murray Valley National Park contain significant Aboriginal sites, including “ring trees,” canoe scar trees, an ochre pit, ovens and middens.
Located overlooking the world-renowned Cadell Fault, Moira Station sat abandoned for 30 years until purchased by Rex Watson and Kate Pitt 14 years ago.