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Old Moama

Moama was established in 1845 by British born James Maiden - an ex-convict, punt owner, station manager, stock dealer, publican and postmaster.

Originally named Maiden's Punt, the town was the busiest stock market in Australia for a time, providing meat for miners at Bendigo diggings. in 1851 the village was renamed Moama, but its prosperity was short-lived when the gold ran out and the big flood of 1870 submerged it. Relocated to higher ground, it rallied again with the arrival of the Deniliquin and Moama railway in 1876 and the opening of the iron bridge across the Murray to Echuca two years later.

We invite you to take a gentle wander back in time through 'Old Moama' to discover the fascinating stories of some of our most historical landmarks.