Community What's Happening Book launched - In Plain View


Purchase online NOWMoree Plains Shire Council launches In Plain View: a snapshot of life on the black soil plains, a coffee table book that celebrates life on the plains and promotes the Moree Plains Shire as a great place to live, work and play.
In Plain View is a full-colour, 148 page, professionally produced hardcover publication containing more than 280 full-colour photographs taken in and around Moree Plains Shire.
The photographs are arranged in chapters, or themes, each focussing on a different aspect of the plains lifestyle: landscape, heritage, artesian water, town and villages, transport and communication, making a living, way of life and people.
Moree Plains Mayor Cr Katrina Humphries says the book captures the essence of life on the black soil plains to a T.
“You open up a copy of the book and your life unfolds in front of you,” she said.
“There are the places you’ve been, the things you’ve seen, the shops you shop at and the people you know – all in beautiful colour.
“It really brings home just how lucky we are to live in a place like this.”
The launch of In Plain View: a snapshot of life on the black soil plains, along with an accompanying exhibition of photographs from the book, was held at the Moree Plains Gallery and was attended by approximately 80 people.
Moree Plains Shire Council General Manger David Aber said just about everyone who participated in the production of the book was invited to the launch.
“We invited the community members whose photographs were featured in the book; the photographers Jake Lindsay, Paul Mathews and Jen Maunder, along with other photographers who kindly gave us permission to use their photographs; the book’s designer Joanne Marchese; and the staff and other community members who proofed or provided feedback on one or more of the many drafts, or who checked names and provided information,” he said.
“This book is the result of a huge team effort and we wanted the launch to reflect that.”
In Plain View is now available for purchase from a range of venues including the Wise Words Bookshop, Council’s offices in Moree, Mungindi and Boggabilla, and the Moree Community Library. The recommended retail price (RRP) is $59.95. The book can also be purchased with a special presentation box sleeve for $69.90.
Photographs from the book are also available for purchase by the general public.
“We had all these lovely photographs and it seemed a shame to keep them stored away when we knew there would be residents who would love to have copies, so we’re making them available for purchase,” said Council’s Communications Manager Kerrie-Anne Hare.
“All the photographs, with the exception of those that were ‘loaned’ to us, can be viewed on”
“It’s just a matter of making your selection and proceeding to the checkout,” she said.

Images from the book, In Plain View.