Millmerran Tourism & Travel
Situated in high country of the Darling Downs of Queenland, some 210 km south-west of Brisbane Millerran is some 407 m above sea-level.
Millmerran - History Aboriginal
The traditional owners of the Milleran area of the Darling Downs are the Kamilaroi Aboriginal people who lived in the Millmerran area for many thousands of years before white settlement. The town of Millmerran is near high ground, which was used by the local Aborigines as a lookout, and the name is derived from two Kamilaroi Aboriginal words, 'meel' meaning 'eye' and 'merran' meaning 'to look out'.
Millmerran - History
St George R. Gore and his brother Ralph set up the vast sheep farming Yandilla Station, covering some 1784 sq km between Millmerran and Pittsworth in1841; by 1874 the community even had a school for some 20 to 30 pupils. The National Trust Listed All Saints Church was consecrated in 1887. In 1895 'Black Creek' became called Millmerran; land holdings had become smaller and mixed farming changed the economy of the area with cereal grains, beef and dairy herds, sheep, piggeries, poultry keeping and honey production.
Today, Millmerran is small Darling Downs country township with services the mixed farming activities of the area, including sheep, cattle, cereal grains and cotton growing. The multi-coloured fields that surround Millmerran give a splendid patchwork effect to the landscape and are a visual manifestation of the diversity of Millmerran Shire.
Millmerran - Attraction
Visit the Millmerran Historical Society Museum in Charlotte Street. The Millmerran Shire holds a popular biennial Australian Camp Oven Festival and The National Rendezvous of muzzle-load rifle shooters is also held every two years. Views across Millmerran and out to the Coal Mine are had from the Commodore Peak in Millmerran.
Millmerran - Nearby
See All Saints' Church, this steep roofed church adorned with stained-glass windows in memory of Rev William Francis Gore at the nearby village of Yandilla, All Saints' is the 2nd oldest church in Queensland. Some19 km south of Millmerran the Mount Basalt reserve is well worth the look. Mt Basalt is a unique geological and environmental landmark featuring rare volcanic formations and a variety of walking trails and a lookout offering spectacular views.