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Morven - Cities, Towns and Localities
Originally called Saddlers Waterhole, this small pleasant town of Morven offers a casual rest stop and great fishing on the Warrego River. The town also was home to the famous Kenniff brothers (bushrangers).

The Kenniff brothers of which James and Patrick were the most well known were famous for their horse stealing and cattle duffing around this area in the early 1900's. In 1902 the two brothers were also charged with the murder of Constable George Doyle and a station hand Christian Dahlke. The bodies were burnt, however the charred remains were found in the saddle bags of Constable Doyle. A massive police hunt ensued until finally they were caught near Mitchell. The two were found guilty of murder and ended up in the notorious St Helena Island penal settlement.

10km south of Morven is the Tregole National Park home to the rare Ooline Tree's.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Charleville Visitor Information Centre
Sturt Street (Matilda Highway),
CHARLEVILLE QLD 4470
Ph: 07 4654 3057
Fax: 07 4654 3970
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Morven Attractions

Morven Museum
• Here you will find a collection of approximately 20 minature buildings, including a replica of the first hotel in Morven. you will also be able to browse through the historic memorabilia. The museum is open five days a week from 10-12 and again from 2-4. It is situated in Albert St, across from the Morven Town Hall.
Tregole National Park
• A former grazing property Tregole is home to one of Australia's rarest tree's the Ooline (Cadellia pentastylis). An attractive tree with bright green leaves and a distinctive tile patterned bark.
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