Miles Travel Guide

  • Miles Historical Village main street
    Miles Historical Village main street
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  • At Miles Historical village
    At Miles Historical village
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  • Church at the Miles Historical Village
    Church at the Miles Historical Village
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Miles Things to Do

  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE & MUSEUM

    Opened in 1971, The Miles and District Historical Village is classified as one of the best in Queensland.We stopped for a look this time, have been past before and never called in.Well, I can tell you, it is worth stopping for, was very interesting, but made me feel old when I could remember using some of the exhibits on display.A lot of the...

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  • DOGWOOD CROSSING

    Dogwood Crossing @ Miles is a little further up the road heading towards Roma. Located on the R/H side of the road, you shouldn't miss it, as it is quite a big building and has an unusual entrance of Bottle Trees made in metal. [ see photo] Miles was originally called Dogwood Crossing, by Prussian explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, after the Dogwood shrub...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 2

    COLLECTION OF IRONSThe Museum had one of the best collections of old Irons that you could see.The 1st photo is of.........Irons that were heated by red hot coals in the body that were fanned by small bellows.Photo 2 is of.................FLAT IRONS [Mother Potts Iron] were also called "sad irons" or "smoothing irons" Metal handles had to be gripped...

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    THE PUB [Hotel]I wonder how much has changed here? Well, I know we don't have a fancy Cash Register like in photo2 anymore, Nor....The batwing doors to enter through!THE CAFEI didn't think this had changed as much as other areas, but the ceiling in it, is now a thing of the past. It is called a "Pressed Metal" ceiling. This type of material was...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 7

    Another area of historical villages that I enjoy is the GROCERY STORE which has all the old packets and jars of what my Mother and Grandmother used to buy.It is a chance to see old name brands, and to see how the packaging has changed in modern times. No plastic back then!This Village had another different shop to others I had been to.....THE...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 4

    THE SHELL HOUSEThe Shell collection at the Village should not be missed.It is said to contain one of the largest private collections of shells in Australia.I don't know anything about Shells, but I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed looking at the most beautiful & different shells in this collection. There were allsorts, in all colours and shapes,...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 6

    THE HOSPITALA Hospital in a historical village, is something you don't usually see.This one was really interesting, and how glad I was that health care and equipment has greatly improved!...I really would not have wanted to be in Hospital in "The good old days!"Of interest, was an "Iron Lung" made by E. Both, from Adelaide, South Australia. In...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 9

    The Miles Historical Village has so much to see, that I have just scratched the surface on here.[photo1]It has displays of all sorts, some others that Overseas Tourist's would probably be interested in are like the Water Buffalo horns, it makes you realize not to get into a quarrel with a Buffalo.....You most probably will be the loser![photo...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 5

    WORMSLocated in the Shell Collection, is a giant Worm called Kupthus Arenaea.I had never heard of it, or ever seen such a large Worm, and on display was a part of it!The giant sand boring ship worm on display, came from the Indo - Pacific. Very little is known about this worm, but they do know, it is one that does not eat Timber, but burrows in...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 3

    CREATIVE EARLY FURNITUREDays gone by, and people really utilized everything they had, hardly anything was wasted. I was surprised to see the Chest of Drawers that was made out of empty Kerosene tins, what a clever idea this was!Then the Safe [our modern Fridge].............Made out of wood, it was thick and sturdy. The walls of the Safe were double...

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  • MILES HISTORICAL VILLAGE - 1

    I have put together some tips on what you can expect to see at the Historical village, I hope you find them interesting.After paying the admission fee, we were given a map showing how to walk the village.Following the map, the 1st area had a Shoe maker and his shop, with many different Womens and Men's shoes in the window. Next, was to the Horse &...

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  • Historical Village and Museum

    It's easy to spend an hour or three here at the museum. There are about 30 original and replica buildings and some great collections to see. One of my favourites was the Condamine Bell collection'with some great bells from the 1800's which are old for Australia.There is a shell collection which seemed a bit strange so far inland but very...

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