Grain silos not only signpost the Darling Downs town of Milmerran, but they also flag the town and district’s dependence on the land. Established in 1881, when it took its name from the Aboriginal word for 'lookout,' Milmerran is 87km south-west of Toowoomba and is the national headquarters of the Australian Sporting Shooters Association whose members gather every second year in town for the National Open Rendezvous. True to its name, Milmerran has a lookout in the nearby Mt Basalt Reserve which offers spectacular views over the Condamine and McIntyre river catchments. The local museum and quaint old All Saints Anglican Church give glimpses into Milmerran’s past. The familiar, rural Queensland sight of grain silos stamps Milmerran as an important collection point for grain harvested in a versatile agricultural region which also produces its share of wool, beef, milk, pork, poultry and oil seeds.