Murweh Area, QLD
Charleville, the largest town in the Murweh Shire (pronounced “mer-way”), is situated 758 kilometres west of Brisbane on the banks of the Warrego River, which flows south into the Darling River. The Murweh Shire Council covers an area of 43,905 square kilometres and includes the towns of Morven and Augathella
Edmund Kennedy was the first known white person to explore the area that is now known as the Murweh Shire. Kennedy entered the area in 1847 and in later years was followed by AC Gregory in 1858 and William Landsborough.
In March 1888, rail transport reached Charleville. This railway gave Charleville a direct link with the state capital, Brisbane. This line still operates passenger services twice a week to Charleville on board Queensland Rail’s Westlander.
Cobb and Co, the famous coach company, based their largest coach making factory in Australia in the township of Charleville in 1890. The factory was moved to Charleville because the wood used in coaches made in factories closer to the coast would split and crack in the dry, dusty conditions of Western Queensland. Charleville is also home to the first scheduled QANTAS flight
Murweh Shire boasts many interesting attractions and places of interest. Detailed information on these are available from the Charleville Visitor Information Centre.
Visitors should note that Charleville offers all major medical services with five local doctors, hospital, ambulance, dental and chiropractic care to name a few.
Nearest Airport: Charleville
- Caravan and Camping
- Scenic Flight
- National Park
- National Park
About Murweh Area
- State: Queensland