Millaa Millaa, Queensland

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Millaa Millaa
Queensland
AthertonTableland.jpg
The Millaa Millaa lookout (also called Gentle Annie lookout) presents 180-degree views from the northwest to the southeast of the Atherton Tableland
Millaa Millaa is located in Queensland
Millaa Millaa
Millaa Millaa
Coordinates17°30′40″S 145°36′42″E / 17.5111°S 145.6116°E / -17.5111; 145.6116 (Millaa Milla (town centre))
Population514 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density8.358/km2 (21.65/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4886
Elevation830 m (2,723 ft)
Area61.5 km2 (23.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Tablelands Region
State electorate(s)Hill
Federal division(s)Kennedy
Localities around Millaa Millaa:
Moregatta Tarzali Wooroonooran
Evelyn Millaa Millaa Ellinjaa
Beatrice Middlebrook Mungalli

Millaa Millaa is a rural town and locality in the Tablelands Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Millaa Millaa had a population of 514 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Millaa Millaa is on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Innisfail, north of Ravenshoe, and south of Malanda.

The town is known for the Millaa Millaa Falls, the Millaa Millaa lookout and rolling green meadows that enjoy high rainfall.

History[edit]

Millaa Millaa was built on the traditional lands of the Dyirbal.[citation needed]

The name Millaa Millaa is probably a corruption of a Yindinji language term millai millai, probably referring to a fruit-bearing plant Elaeagnus latifolia.[2] It is a vine with a similar habit to Bougainvillea, somewhat sprawling all over the place.

Millaa Millaa State School opened on 7 October 1918.[4][5] It celebrated its centenary in 2018.[6]

The Post Office opened by 1919 (a receiving office had been open from 1914).[7]

Woolley's Road State School opened on 19 May 1919. In 1923 it was renamed Ellinjaa Road State School. It closed in 1949.[8] It was at Ellinjaa Road at approx 17°28′59″S 145°39′28″E / 17.4830°S 145.6577°E / -17.4830; 145.6577 (Ellinjaa State School).[9]

Innisfail Road State School (via Millaa Millaa) opened on 1924 and closed circa 1926.[10]

Millaa Millaa butter factory opened on 1 May 1930 by James Kenny, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook.[11]

On Sunday 26 September 1937 St Rita's Catholic Church was officially opened and blessed by Bishop John Heavey.[12]

At the end of 1945, the Middlebrook Road State School in neighbouring Middlebrook closed and its school building was relocated to Millaa Millaa State School and a bus service was provided to transport the students from Middlebrook to Millaa Millaa to attend school each day.[4][13]

Millaa Millaa Library opened in 2002.[14]

Heritage listings[edit]

Millaa Millaa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including Millaa Millaa Falls.[15]

Education[edit]

Millaa Millaa State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1 Beech Street on the corner with Palm Avenue (17°30′46″S 145°36′36″E / 17.5127°S 145.6101°E / -17.5127; 145.6101 (Millaa Millaa State School)).[16][17] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 75 students with 6 teachers (5 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (5 full-time equivalent).[18] It includes a special education program.[16]

There is no secondary school in Millaa Millaa. The nearest secondary schools are in Malanda and Ravenshoe.[19][20]

Amenities[edit]

Tablelands Regional Council operates Millaa Millaa Library at 10 Main Street (17°30′43″S 145°36′49″E / 17.5119°S 145.6137°E / -17.5119; 145.6137 (Millaa Millaa library)).[21]

The Millaa Millaa branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 9 Palm Avenue.[22]

St Rita of Cascia's Catholic Church is at 21 Coral Street (17°30′32″S 145°36′43″E / 17.5088°S 145.6119°E / -17.5088; 145.6119 (St Rita's Catholic Church)). It is within the Malanda Parish of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns.[23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Millaa Millaa (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Millaa Millaa – town in Tablelands Region (entry 22066)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Millaa Millaa – locality in Tablelands Region (entry 48757)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 1 December 2019.
  4. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  6. ^ "Millaa Millaa State School Centenary Celebrations". Archived from the original on 21 January 2018. Retrieved 21 January 2018.
  7. ^ Phoenix Auctions History. "Post Office List". Phoenix Auctions. Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  8. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  9. ^ "Bartle Frere" (Map). Queensland Government. 1943. Archived from the original on 27 October 2020. Retrieved 27 October 2020.
  10. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  11. ^ "ATHERTON TABLELAND NOTES". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LII (99). Queensland, Australia. 9 May 1930. p. 5. Archived from the original on 1 October 2020. Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "MILLAA MILLAA NOTES". Cairns Post (11, 112). Queensland, Australia. 23 September 1937. p. 12. Retrieved 20 November 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ "Agency ID 8799, 8799". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 1 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 16. Archived (PDF) from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  15. ^ "Millaa Millaa Falls (entry 602449)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  16. ^ a b "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Millaa Millaa State School". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  18. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Malanda State High School". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  20. ^ "Ravenshoe State School". Retrieved 4 March 2021.
  21. ^ "Millaa Millaa Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 22 December 2015. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  22. ^ "Branch Locations". Queensland Country Women's Association. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  23. ^ "Malanda Parish". Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns. Archived from the original on 18 November 2020. Retrieved 18 November 2020.

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