Millaa Millaa

Millaa Millaa, a rural town, is 70 km south-west of Cairns and due-west of Innisfail. It is at nearly the southerly limit of the Atherton and Evelyn Tablelands, and was opened for settlement ten or more years after dairying was established at Atherton. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal expression describing a fruit-bearing plant.

Further Reading: 

Millaa Millaa: a pictorial record from 1910, Millaa Millaa, Eacham Historical Society, 1988

Anne Statham, Cows in the vine scrub: a history of dairying on the Atherton Tableland, Malanda, Malanda Dairyfoods, 1998

Harvey Lovewell (ed), Recollections of Millaa Millaa: stories from the people of Millaa Millaa and surrounding districts, Millaa Millaa Centenary Celebration Committee, 2011


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