2008, English, Photograph edition: Meringur Community Hall in the Millewa, north west Victoria, Australia Contemplari

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Meringur Community Hall in the Millewa, north west Victoria, Australia
 
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  • Meringur Community Hall in the Millewa, north west Victoria, Australia
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  • 2008-10-04 07:18:33
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  • Meringur is a farming settlement in the Millewa mallee, north west Victoria. At the 2016 census Meringur and surrounding area had a population of 67 down from 128 in 2011. It is 416km from Melbourne.The post office opened 2 February 1926, the railway 1925 with the station having facilities to handle passengers, sheep and grain. The line was extended to Morkalla in 1931, but the extension closed in 1965. The entire line was closed by 1988. The Millewa is a large strip of land, situated between sections of Murray Sunset National Park. The Millewa's natural boundaries are the Murray River to the north, Mildura to the east, South Australian Border to the west, and Murray Sunset National Park to the south.This area was opened for settlement in the 1920's where prior to that there were only large pastoral holdings, with remnants still evident: one example is Long Plain Pine log tank thought to have been constructed in 1870, on a natural water soak Morkalla. First settlement in the area began on a wheat growing basis where prospective settlers were allocated an average of 750 acres (300 Hectares) of land as purchase leases for agriculture. By 1928 600,000 acres had been taken up by 708 settlers in this semi-arid land where the average rainfall is only 250mm annually.The area today is freehold land, a modern successful grain growing region producing hard grain high protein quality wheat and malting grade barley. With the availability of piped water from the Murray River enabling mixed farming with sheep and cattle enterprises. The Millewa Pioneer Park was established in 1986 and is run by volunteers, committed to creating a display of early Millewa history and lifestyle. The emphasis is to preserve the heritage, environment and the history of the wider Millewa community.Originally the Millewa was an experiment in closer settlement dryland farming in the Mallee region, previously sparsely occupied by Latje Latje Aboriginal people.It nearly failed due to the limited earthen channels for domestic and stock water supply. At its peak, the settlement comprised 700 farms in 1928, falling to 200 in 1945. After reallocation in 1948 farms became larger and decreased in number again and this trend has continued until the present through natural economic pressures.[Ref: Millewa Community Pioneer Village &​amp; Forest website]
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