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
Coordinates 17°31′S 145°37′E / 17.517°S 145.617°E / -17.517; 145.617Coordinates: 17°31′S 145°37′E / 17.517°S 145.617°E / -17.517; 145.617
Population 598 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4886
Elevation 830 m (2,723 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Tablelands Region
State electorate(s) Hill
Federal Division(s) Kennedy
Localities around Millaa Millaa:
Moregatta Tarzali Wooroonooran
Evelyn Millaa Millaa Ellinja
Beatrice Middlebrook Mungalli

Millaa Millaa is a small town and locality on the Atherton Tableland in Far North Queensland, Australia.[2][3] It is located approximately 60 kilometres (37 mi) west of Innisfail, north of Ravenshoe, south of Malanda. In the 2011 census, Millaa Millaa had a population of 598 people.[1]

The town is known for the Millaa Millaa Falls, the Millaa Millaa lookout and rolling green meadows that enjoy high rainfall. The Milay Milay Vine (Elaeagnus triflora) is the origin of the place name for Millaa Millaa (the English version of the word). It's a vine with a similar habit to Bougainvillea, somewhat sprawling all over the place.

History[edit]

Millaa Millaa was built on the traditional lands of the Dyirbal. The Post Office opened by 1919 (a receiving office had been open from 1914).[4]

Milla Milla butter factory opened on 1 May 1930 by James Kenny, Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly for Cook.[5]

Millaa Millaa Library opened in 2002.[6]

At the 2006 census, Millaa Millaa had a population of 289.[7]

Heritage listings[edit]

Millaa Millaa has a number of heritage-listed sites, including Millaa Millaa Falls.[8]

Education[edit]

Millaa Millaa State Primary School is located on Beech Street, Millaa Millaa.[9] The school opened on 7 October 1918 and will celebrate its centenary in 2018.[10][11]

Community Facilities[edit]

Tablelands Regional Council operates Millaa Millaa Library at 10 Main Street, Millaa Millaa.[12]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Millaa Millaa (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 8 June 2016.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Millaa Millaa - town (entry 22066)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  3. ^ "Millaa Millaa - locality (entry 48757)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 8 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "ATHERTON TABLELAND NOTES". Townsville Daily Bulletin. LII, (99). Queensland, Australia. 9 May 1930. p. 5. Retrieved 24 September 2017 – via National Library of Australia. 
  6. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 16. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Millaa Millaa (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 13 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Millaa Millaa Falls (entry 602449)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "Millaa Millaa State School". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  10. ^ "Queensland schools opening dates". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  11. ^ "Millaa Millaa State School Centenary Celebrations". Retrieved 21 January 2018. 
  12. ^ "Millaa Millaa Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 31 January 2018. 

External links[edit]

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