MIRROOL

Mirrool is the next town we pass through heading south on the Newell Highway. A very small town it is. Mirrool and the surrounding area had a population of 211.

The place name Mirrool is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "Pipe Clay".

The town's pub was built between 1913 and 1916 and opened in 1917. In recent times it was narrowly saved when a group of local farmers banded together to buy the license just before it was sold off to Sydney (Liquor licenses can be sold to another concern and then reinstated in a different location).

Every second Saturday in October the town holds a large gathering to which Australian Rules fans congregate to compete in the $1000 prize for kicking a football over the 32 metre silos that are situated opposite the pub.

The Mirrool War Memorial is opposite the hotel. The citation for Rob Wilson is a moving read.

The Mirrool Church is still active.

The Museum is represented by the old farm equipment.

Be sure to stop in and have refreshment and get a feel for the degree of difficulty with that kick.

Diary notes

 

Fireplace   Dump Station
General Store   Bottled Gas
Internet   Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic   Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club   Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information   Hospital
Hang Gliding   Golf Course