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Millmerran
Queensland
Rams Head Hotel, Millmerran.jpg
Rams Head Hotel, Millmerran
Millmerran is located in Queensland
Millmerran
Millmerran
Coordinates 27°52′44″S 151°16′06″E / 27.8788°S 151.2683°E / -27.8788; 151.2683Coordinates: 27°52′44″S 151°16′06″E / 27.8788°S 151.2683°E / -27.8788; 151.2683
Population 1,563 (2016 census)
 • Density 11.077/km2 (28.69/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4357
Area 141.1 km2 (54.5 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
County Derby
Parish Domville
State electorate(s) Southern Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Millmerran:
Turallin Lemontree Yandilla
Captains Mountain Millmerran Punchs Creek
Clontarf Domville Grays Gate

Millmerran known as Domville between 1 June 1889 and 16 November 1894, is a town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census, Millmerran had a population of 1,563 people.

History

Millmerran is near a lookout commonly used by the local Aboriginal population prior to European settlement and the town's name is believed to be derived from two words - "meel" meaning "eye" and "merran" meaning "to look out". European settlement in the Millmerran area began in 1841 when the Gore brothers established the vast Yandilla station. Yandilla station covered an estimated 1,780 square kilometres (690 sq mi) and hosted its own school with 20 to 30 students, telegraph station and store. Closer settlement began after the passing of the Crown Lands Alienation Act in 1876, which allowed Edward Walpole to select a portion of Yandilla station. In 1881, Walpole established a general store on the site of what was known at the time as Back Creek, and a receiving office was opened with that name on 8 July 1883. It was elevated to the status of a post office, and the name changed to Domville, on 1 June 1889. The name was again changed to Millmerran on 16 November 1894.

In 1911, the Millmerran railway line reached the town.

Facilities

The Millmerran Library is operated by the Toowoomba Regional Council. It is located on Herbert Street and is open five days a week (Monday through Friday).

Millmerran also has a vibrant town center with two large grocery outlets (IGA and Foodworks), two large hardware stores (Mitre 10 and Home Hardware), a bakery, a 24 bed public hospital, medical centre, modern large equipped sports center and Olympic-sized swimming pool, and a large community centre complete with ballroom. For visitors, there are two caravan parks and an independent camping area for self-contained travelers.

The Bi-Annual Australian Camp Oven Festival is a nationally known even attracting visitors from all over Australia. Next event Oct 2018.

Education

Millmerran State School is a government primary and secondary (Prep-10) school for boys and girls at 19 Simmons Street (27°52′42″S 151°15′55″E / 27.8782°S 151.2654°E / -27.8782; 151.2654 (Millmerran State School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 295 students with 28 teachers (25 full-time equivalent) and 21 non-teaching staff (12 full-time equivalent).

St Joseph's School is a Catholic primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 25 Walpole Street (27°52′21″S 151°16′18″E / 27.8725°S 151.2716°E / -27.8725; 151.2716 (St Joseph's School)). In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 64 students with 8 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 6 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

For secondary education to Year 12, the nearest school is in Pittsworth 43.5 kilometres (27.0 mi) away.

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