The town of Gurley
Gurley has a Population of 217.
Positioned 35km south of Moree on the Newell Highway, Gurley is a small but busy village with a population of around 200 people including nearby farms. The Gurley Siding Railway Station was first opened in 1897 followed by the Gurley Siding Post Office in 1898. As the hamlet grew in stature, the name was changed to Gurley in 1917. Although the Railway Station has been closed for some time, the rail line is still used daily transporting travellers between Moree and Sydney as well as providing an essential transport for agricultural produce. The Gurley Post Office, now housed in the offices of Tramby & Hanks Stock & Station Agents, is still operating providing the locals with vital access to the wider world.
Essentially an agricultural area, Gurley is a hub for the rural families living close by. Enthusiastic locals regularly gather in the refurbished RSL Hall, beside the floodlit tennis courts, to celebrate community events or plan upcoming ones. During the September/October school holidays, the Gurley Pony Club hosts the highly - anticipated pony camp where young riders hone their skills under the watchful eyes of expert tutors. The Gurley Tennis Club, Gurley Fire Brigade and Progress Association together with community members are keen to continue the good work in providing a wonderful environment for residents and travellers alike. If you're travelling through Gurley, you can fill up at the petrol station and grab a snack or a much-needed grocery item from the friendly staff. If you'd like a chinwag with a local, why not call in to the Royal Hotel? There's more fantastic Plains hospitality waiting for you in Gurley.