Millicent, South Australia

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Millicent
South Australia
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Main street
Millicent is located in South Australia
Millicent
Millicent
Coordinates 37°35′0″S 140°21′0″E / 37.58333°S 140.35000°E / -37.58333; 140.35000Coordinates: 37°35′0″S 140°21′0″E / 37.58333°S 140.35000°E / -37.58333; 140.35000
Population 5,024 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 5280
Location
LGA(s) Wattle Range Council
State electorate(s) MacKillop
Federal Division(s) Barker

Millicent is a town in South Australia, 399 kilometres (248 mi) south-east of Adelaide, and 50 kilometres (31 mi) north of Mount Gambier. At the 2011 Census, the population was 5,024.[1]

The town is home to the Millicent National Trust Museum, Millicent Library & Gallery, Millicent Civic & Arts Centre, the South East Family History Group, and is nearby to the Tantanoola Caves Conservation Park and the Canunda National Park.

The Millicent Bandits baseball club, comprising both junior and senior teams, are a part of the Mount Gambier and District Baseball League. Bandits baseball club has produced junior players that have competed at state level and also in the national Little League competition.

The Millicent football and netball clubs play in the Western Border Football League. The nickname of the clubs is the Saints, and the teams share the same red, white and black colours as the St Kilda Football Club in the AFL. The town also has strong links with the Mid-South Eastern League, a league made up of teams representing the smaller towns in the district. Many Millicent residents play for teams from the neighbouring towns of Mount Burr (green and gold, the Mozzies), Tantanoola (red and white, the Tigers) and Hatherleigh (blue and gold, the Eagles). The town's basketball team is called the Magic. (colours: silver, red, black).

Close by is Lake Bonney which is home to South Australia's largest wind turbine farm.

Millicent is also home to the man-made lake, Lake McIntyre, a native bird and wildlife reserve.

Millicent was proclaimed in 1870 after a township developed on the limestone ridge in the centre of the newly drained Millicent flats. It is named after Millecent Glen, wife of one of the early pioneers and daughter of the first Anglican Bishop of Adelaide.

Millicent is also home to a Kimberly Clark Australia paper mill which is located 10 km away from the town; it is the largest employer in the area with approximately 600 employees. The factory produces Kleenex, Cottonelle and Viva product lines for the Australian and some regional overseas markets. The adjacent Tantanoola Pulp Mill is also owned by Kimberly Clark; it produces pulp from the extensive Radiata pine plantantions in the region.

Sister city[edit]

Millicent has one sister city, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc (SCI):[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Millicent". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 
  2. ^ "Sister Cities International: Online Directory: Australia, Oceania". Retrieved 2007-05-08. 

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