As Millmerran is located in the country, I found the homes were quite old, and many were cottages built to suit short people. As the family grew, these cottages were made larger by adding what is known as a "sleepout" [photo 3]. I found some other larger homes that had some very nice window awnings with nice decorations.more
Located in the main street of Millmerran, is a Plumbing business which is located in a "nissen hut."A Nissen hut is made from a sheet of metal bent into half a cylinder, and was used extensively during World War II. Windows and doors were added to the buildings.More than 50 Nissen huts were constructed in Newcastle in New South Wales, Australia...more
OK, So there isn't a real lot to see here, but I still walked the main street and a little of some surrounding streets.What did I see?St. Peter's Anglican church, located in Warpole Street. There is the local pub, some quite old buildings, some have closed their doors, no longer needed with the modern car to travel to a bigger town that sells...more
Millmerran, and the only place we found to buy food, was at the local Bakery.
We ordered pies and some cake, and then went and sat out side in their garden under the shady trees. Not one complaint, everybody enjoyed the food.
What we saw after, is the Bakery does meals and also has an inside eating area. On the Menu was Corned Beef and Vegetables, very cheap at only $10!
Would come back here for a meal for sure!
I put this under here, as the Festival is only held every 2 years, the next one will be October 2014.As the name indicates, you will see Camp ovens and stuff to do with the outback and bush.A camp oven is what you put your meal to be cooked in, then you sit it in coals, and shovel coals onto the lid and let it cook.Here at the festival, several...more
Tractor pulling also was an event at the festival. This is a competition in which modified tractors pull a heavy sledge (sled) over a 300 feet length of track, with the winner being the tractor that pulls the sledge farthest. The sport is known as the world's most powerful motorsport, due to the multi-engined modified tractor pullers.When more than...more
Usually, it is Sheep dog trials at events like this. Well, sheep dog trials were here too! As I had seen them many times, I decided Duck trials sounded interesting, so decided to watch them.Inside a arena, a few obstacles were set. The first was a gap in a barrier in which the sheep/cattle dog had to guide the Ducks through, then over a ramp and...more
Located on one side of the main street in Millmerran, is a nice green park with some Trees and toilets. What you need to beware of, is the prickles in the lawn. This is a weed with spurs, so will hurt plenty if trodden on with bare feet. It will also stick to your socks, so remove them before moving on.
Driving along the roads around Millmerran, you will see lots of Prickly pears growing alongside the roads. In April, these Pears were laden with fruit.
You don't want to touch these, as it's a Cactus with very nasty spikes.
There is quite a history to these plants, and more can be read on the website.
These nuisance plants were imported into Australia in the 19th century for use as a natural agricultural fence and for use in establishing a cochineal dye industry.
They quickly became a widespread invasive species, going down in history as one of the most invasive plants ever brought into Australia. Through the spread of these plants, 15,000 sq miles of farming land became unproductive.
Luckily, a moth "Cactoblastis cactorum" from South America, whose larvae eat prickly pear, was introduced in 1925 and almost wiped out the population. There is still plenty of Prickly pear left in this area though.