Latitude 30° 38′ S Longitude 116° 00′ E
The townsite of Moora is located in the northern agricultural area, 172 km north of Perth. When the Midland Railway Company railway line from Midland to Walkaway was opened in 1894, Moora was one of the original stations on the line. The government decided there was sufficient demand for land in the area to survey lots and gazette a townsite, and Moora townsite was gazetted in 1895.
Moora is the Aboriginal name of the locality, derived from “moora-moora” meaning ‘good spirit’. The area of Glentromie farm to the south was known by the Aboriginal place name, “murra murra”. Another source gives Moora as a word meaning “grandparent”, although the location where this name was used is not known.
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