Millmerran, a rural town, is 75 km south-west of Toowoomba. Millmerran was the administrative centre of the Millmerran Shire (1913-2008).

The area was first occupied by the Yandilla pastoral run (1841) which was watered by Back Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. Yandilla became the district's first village settlement with an Anglican chapel and a primary school (1874). It was the resumption of part of the Yandilla estate, however, which brought Edward Walpole to a farm selection on Back Creek in 1881, leading to the establishment of the Millmerran township.

Further Reading: 

Nell Macqueen, Back Creek and beyond: Millmerran's story of change 1881-1981, Toowoomba, Darling Downs Institute Press, 1981


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