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Mooball - Hotel Victory (17 Dec 2007)
Mooball, NSW

Mooball is one of those small towns on the old Pacific Highway between Byron Bay and Tweed Heads but now bypassed by the new freeway - hopefully it won't suffer from the "Route 66" phenomenon. For more information on the town and environs, visit this site.

One of the endearing features of Mooball is the jersey cow style black and white markings all over the place. The roadside cafe is even called the Moo Moo Cafe. There's a striking pub and old buildings too and the old railway passed right by but alas that's gone too. You used to be able to buy really cheap and fresh local produce here too but that seems to have just about stopped too; likely due to the big reduction in passing traffic. You'd swear the Government is trying to kill these lovely little places (OK I'll get off my soapbox now!).

Update 3 May 2012
Thanks to Stephen who once performed at the Victory Hotel. He tells us:
Circa 1962 I played some gigs at the Victory Hotel Mooball....on my Lowrey Holiday Organ which was transported in (even then) a rather dilapidated small Commer Utility Vehicle...Often had probems getting up the steep hill on the Pacific Highway out of Murwillumbah....
Saturday nights there was always a large crowd in the Victory Hotel Lounge....looking at the pictures it is so good to know the building has hardly changed since "back then"...thanks to your web site I was able to re-visit this most special place.

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Mooball - Moo Moo Cafe (17 Dec 2007)

The Moo Moo Cafe in Mooball certainly catches the eye - good meals too.

Mooball - Hotel Victory (17 Dec 2007)

The Mooball Hotel Victory is a brick beauty and is certainly pleasing architecturally. It's on my list to check out its counter meals - I'll let you know what they're like!

Mooball - Kelly Bros Store (17 Dec 2007)

The old Kelly Brothers Store is right next door to the Victory Hotel. It's now occupied by a sewing hobby store but used to sell good local produce.

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