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Heritage & Culture

Discover the rich history, arts and culture of the Millmerran region.Visit the museum, discover the history of Millmerran depicted in a series of murals, mosiacs and historic buildings. Take a selfie at the Teepee or take in some local arts and crafts or an Arts Council event.

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Millmerran Museum

Packed with historic objects and exhibitions telling the story of Millmerran's past, the Museum is housed in fourteen historical buildings on over an acre of leafy grounds. Collections depict pioneering life in Sourth East Queensland including: Commerce, war, railway, schooling, the dairy and farming industry memorabilia, transport, antique furniture, clothing, indigenous artefacts,and so much more.

The Millmerran Visitor Information Centre is also located in this historical precinct inside the beautifully restored Millmerran Railway Station building. Staff can provide tips on local events, bush-walking or where the best places to catch fish are. A convenient stop for travellers on a long journey, the centre has local produce and souvenirs for you to peruse as you take a rest from driving.

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Millmerran Murals

Mural Walk or Bike Ride

A series of larger than life murals, depicting the different stages of the town's history, can be seen throughout Millmerran.

  • Murals painted on the walls of the water reservoir depict the early days of transporting water in Millmerran.
  • The transport department murals show the development of transport from horse drawn drays carrying wool bales and wheat bags in the 19th Century to the early part of the 20th Century.
  • Murals on the walls of the old Butter Factory depict the development of the dairy industry.
  • Millmerran State School shows the vast changes in Education, from hands on learning to the technical computer age of today.
  • The wall of the swimming pool displays a mural of swimming costumes through the ages.
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Mosaic

Mosiacs

The Millmerran Mosaics was a two year project and was an initiative of the local Arts Council and the Youth Council. The mosaics which have been laid were inspired by research completed into the local Kambuwal tribe, the totems for which are the Carpet Snake and Popular Box tree.

There is a picnic rug mosaic created by the Millmerran Shire Youth Council. You will also find stepping stones created as part of the Millmerran State Shool's 125th Anniversary celebrations and an Arts & Crafts mosaic quilt. The current locations fo the mosiacs are:

  • Back Creek Park - Mary Street
  • Lions Park - Mary Street
  • ANZAC Park -Campbell Street.

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Millmerran Arts Council

Millmerran Arts Council

The Millmerran Arts Council committee is a small group of hard working volunteers (led by Nell Macqueen) who endeavour to bring a variety of shows including children's entertainment to Millmerran in an attempt to broaden the community's cultural experiences.

As well as the shows, each month we stage an exhibition in the Kenneth Macqueen gallery at the town library to promote some of our talented locals as well as invited artisans. It's always a lovely surprise to find new talent locally that we never knew existed.

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Historic Yandilla Church

Historic Yandilla Churches

There are three small churches near the Condamine River, all on land settled by the Gore family in the mid 1800s.

  • All Saints, the oldest, was built by the Gores of Yandilla Station for themselves and their workers.
  • The next church, St Paul’s is just off the Millmerran-Leyburn Road, and was built in 1891. Also a Church of England, farmers worshipped here for more than a century.
  • Further down the same road, a more recent church is another St Paul’s, this time Lutheran. The Gore family employed German indentured labourers and many were Lutherans. Their descendants, formed a congregation in 1939. It is the only church of the three that are still holding weekly services.

Read the entire article by Wendy Moline in Highlife Magazine.

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Millmerran Heritage Walk

The Millmerran Heritage walk is a great way to take a leisurly stroll while visiting many of the historical sites around the town of Millmerran including: The original residence and general store, the first police residence, churches, and museum.

The original Church of England Church built in 1891 and is now used as the hall with the new church built in 1955 (if you walk into Anzac Park you can see the old building). St Peters was the first church built in the Millmerran town district.

Check out the guide and map and take in some history.

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Millmerran Arts and craft

Millmerran Arts & Craft

Millmerran Arts and Craft host Tuesday Quilters, every second Tuesday, Wednesday Morning Craft,every Wednesday, and Saturday Arts and Craft, every third Saturday. All activities commence at 9am in the craft rooms at the rear of the Cultural Centre.

Visitors are welcome to bring their own craft or come for a cuppa and chat with like minded friends. Contact Fay Schwarten for more information 0419 673 279.

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Tepee

The tepee was built to commemorate the title of "Rendezvous Capital of Australia", bestowed on Millmerran after the townsfolk embraced the first national open Rendezvous event held near Millmerran.

Rendezvous is a Sporting Shooters discipline re-enacting the lifestyle and firearms of the world in the Muzzleloading Golden Age from 1500 to 1865. As part of the modern-day Rendezvous discipline, entrants forgo all modern luxuries and step back in time, at the National Sporting Shooters headquarters near Millmerran.