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South Australia
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Population 289 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 5332
LGA(s) District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s) Chaffey
Federal Division(s) Barker
Localities around Moorook:
Woolpunda Kingston On Murray Cobdogla
Moorook Loveday
Yinkanie Moorook South

Moorook is a settlement in South Australia. It is part of a series of towns surrounding lakes in the Riverland region in Australia. At the 2006 census, Moorook had a population of 289.

The town of Moorook was surveyed in April 1922 on the left bank of the Murray River where it flows north between Loxton and Kingston on Murray. Moorook is just downstream of Moorook Island and upstream of most of Moorook Game Reserve which surrounds and contains Wachtels Lagoon.

Moorook is a few kilometres south of the Sturt Highway and is a few kilometres northeast of the terminus of the former Moorook railway line.

Village settlement

Moorook Village Settlement B-5021
Moorook Village Settlement, River Murray, 1890

Moorook had earlier been one of the experimental Village Settlements. These were established by the South Australian government under Part VII of the Crown Lands Amendment Act 1893, in an attempt to mitigate the effects of the depression then affecting the Colony.

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