Miling

 

 

MILING

 

GPS 30 29 24 S 116 21 35 E

 

 

 

 

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STATISTICS

Distance from Perth

202 Km

Population

241

Average Rainfall

369.2mm

Mean Max Temp

24.9C

Mean Min Temp

10.8C

 

SERVICES

Police

08 9651 1106

Fire and Rescue

08 9661 1300

Medical

Unknown

Visitor Centre

08 9653 1053

 

CARAVAN PARKS

Miling

08 9654 1013

 

HOTEL / MOTEL / B AND B

Hotel

08 9654 1186

 

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DESCRIPTION

 

Miling is at the centre of a rich agricultural area and the huge grain silos in town mark this as one of the biggest grain receival centres in W.A. with over 100,000 tonnes of grain passing through each year. Farming in the area dates from 1906 and a railway siding named Marne was established in 1925.

Although it is quite a small town there is a caravan facility for travellers and the hotel was re-opened in 2012. There is even a local golf club, cricket club and tennis club.

The town is located on the Great Northern Highway between Walebing and Pithara.

 

HISTORY

 

Early development was around the Duckling Mining Spring (also listed as Dookling Marling Sand Hole) about 8 kilometres north of the current town. The town's name derives from the fact that one of the locals changed a sign from Mining Spring to Miling Spring and the name change stuck. Where the duckling part came from is anyone's guess.

One source says that the name originated from a nearby spring known as Marling Sand Hole but another states that Duckling Mining Spring was the source and that the 'Duckling' part was dropped as locals didn't like being referred to as 'ducklings' and that 'Mining' was accidentally changed to 'Miling' as per the story above.

Henry Seymour was one of the earliest settlers in the area and became known as the 'father of Miling'.

A school was constructed in 1923 and the first town hall was constructed in 1929. In 1930 the school closed due to a lack of students and only re-opened in 1934.

The local hotel, built by Paddy Connelly dates from 1934. The town was gazetted in 1949.

A new town hall and a Roman Catholic church were built in 1954 followed by an Anglican church in 1960.

 

TALL TALES AND TRUE

 

Wheat bag stacking record

On December 12th 1927 Bill Cestrilli set a record for stacking bags of wheat that has never been broken. He stacked 1,725 bags in 8 hours. The equates to moving 143 tonnes of wheat.

 

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OTHER INFORMATION

 

ATTRACTIONS

 

Unknown.

 

BUILDINGS OF NOTE

 

Hotel 1934, Hall 1929, Roman Catholic church 1954, Anglican church 1960.

 

ELECTORAL ZONES

 

State : Moore

Federal : Durack

 

OTHER INFO.

 

Postcode : 6575

Local Government : Shire of Moora

 

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