MIRIAM VALE

One of nicest names one could have for a town title is Miriam Vale. A name that both rolls of the tongue but also memorable. Memorable for unexplained reasons.

Miriam Vale is a small town 30k from Gladstone. The town has clearly had better days, but even today has strengths going for it. Historic factors and heritage are awaiting recognition.

Miriam Vale is also renowned as a traditional cattle growing area, and also supports timber, beef and dairy cattle.

In the 1970s signs at the entry to town proudly proclaimed "Welcome to Miriam Vale - Cattle, Tobacco, Timber and Dairy". The tobacco industry faded in the late 1970s followed by the dairy industry in the 1990s

Historically the dairy industry has the most iconic claim to fame with a massive fig tree near the railway station being the drop off point of "cream cans" full of milk.

The town can proclaim itself as the gate way to Queensland as Captain Cook in 1770 visited the coast in May of that year. Locals know the area as Round Hill but it is now more famously referred to as the Town of 1770.

The War Memorial is located near the giant fig tree.

The remaining/current churches are of the modern era.

The Miriam Vale Hotel is an old classic pub. Clearly old and needing continuing upkeep.

The Fig Tree at a minimum and nice beverage shops determine a stopover.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

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