Millmerran is a small country town on the Darling Downs, 80kms from Toowoomba.
In Millmerran, we found a lot of Murals that were very well painted. These Murals depicted the various stages of the region's history.
The Old Millmerran Butter Factory Mural depicts the development of the dairy industry, whilst, on the wall of Millmerran's Swimming Pool, are swim costume fashions of years gone.
The Millmerran Reservoir Mural shows the development of transport from the 19th century to the early part of the 20th century.
The four giant Murals at the Cecil Plains Memorial Hall illustrate life on the land and the coming of the railway line.
For overseas visitors, the Australian Camp Oven festival is held biennely at the showgrounds in October. The next one is held in October 2010.
There are all sorts of bush heritage things to see, do and eat.
FAIR DINKUM AUSSIE CAMP OVEN TUCKER!
It would be best to go when the festival is on, as it isn't worth a trip on its own, or if you are passing through on your journey to elsewhere.
Millmerran is located 84 kms from Toowoomba.
THE CHRONICLE GARDEN COMPETITION
The garden competition, heralds the beginning of Spring. Gardener's in Toowoomba have planted their gardens with Annuals and Perennials, so that they are blooming at their very best for Carnival time.
Toowoomba is a very garden orientated city. The people love their gardens.
The competition has various awards, eg. for the best large garden, small garden, newly established garden, natives, cacti, etc, etc.
Luckily, the keen gardeners, have their own bores, otherwise, they would not be able to water, as Toowoomba is in severe drought at the moment.
If you buy the Chronicle newspaper from the Tourist Information centre, it has a map showing where the prize winning gardens are located, and names and addresses of all the gardens that were entered in the competition. The ladies at the centre are very helpful.
There is also a special sign above the street sign, so that they are easy to find.
ENTRY TO ALL THESE GARDENS IS FREE!
Crowds of people come, as many as 10,000 in a week. The gardens are only open for 1 week.
So, all you garden/flower lovers, come and have a look, get some ideas for your own garden, it really is beautiful, and a credit to the owner's of the gardens.