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Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville

About the profile areas

The 2016 Estimated Resident Population for Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is 4,161, with a population density of 0.23 persons per hectare.

Location and boundaries

Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is located to the north of the Tamworth CBD. Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is bounded by the locality of Attunga in the north, the localities of Moonbi and Kootingal in the east, the Cockburn River and the localities of Nemingha, East Tamworth and North Tamworth and Browns Lane in the south, and the Peel River in the west.

Name origin

Moore Creek is named after an early settler in the area. Tintinhull is named after a village in Somerset, England.

Settlement history

Settlement of the area dates from mid 1800s. Population was minimal until 1870s. Growth took place during the late 1800s, aided by a flourishing wine, fruit and crop growing industry. In the early 1900s tobacco was a significant crop in the area, predominating as a dry season crop until the 1960s. The population increased substantially from the mid 1990s as new dwellings were added to the area. Significant growth is expected in the future from the Hills Plain development (urban release area).

Land use

Moore Creek - Daruka - Tintinhull - Hallsville is a growing rural-residential area. Rural land is used largely for grazing and crop growing.