Old Coree Homestead - 2018

Old Coree Drive - Est. 1890

Coach House Meeting around Gum Tree
Rice Breeding Trials - est. 2014
Rice Growers Field Day 2014
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The McCaughey Memorial Institute (MMI) is a unique Charitable Trust dedicated to promoting and facilitating agricultural research and education to benefit farmers (including irrigators) and graziers in NSW and other parts of Australia.

The Institute was established in 1945 through the generosity of one of Australia’s pioneering pastoral families – the McCaugheys. The late Mr Samuel McCaughey of Coree Station, Jerilderie and the late Mr David Roy McCaughey of Coonong Station via Narrandera, donated a significant sum of money as well as a 9,717 hectare portion of Coree Station including the Coree Homestead and other buildings and improvements, as a memorial to family members killed in action during the Second World War. The donated land became known as “Old Coree” and the property continues to be a major research and education facility and the hub of the Institute today.

The 1945 Trust Deed governing the activities of the Institute remains relevant today and has guided the Institute to facilitate and fund significant research and education activities since inception and this benevolent work continues today. More information on the history of the McCaughey family and the McCaughey Memorial Institute is available here.

The McCaughey Memorial Institute pride themselves on being an industry leader in research and development. To assist we take applications for research grant funding. Click here to view application & funding guidelines.


The McCaughey Memorial Institute (ABN 91 883 702 895) is a Charity registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC). The Institute is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) under section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

Tax deductible donations can be made to support the Agricultural Research & Development Mission of the Institute. If you would like more information or want to make a donation, please contact the Institute Secretary by clicking below.

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