Minimay is a small town located in Victoria, Australia.
- Area:275.809 km2
- Elevation:135 m
- Local Government Area:West Wimmera Shire Council
Minimay is a small town located in Victoria, Australia. The town is in the Shire of West Wimmera 25 kilometres (25,000 m) from the South Australian border, about halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide.At the 2016 census, Minimay and the surrounding area recorded a population of 84. A signpost outside the town lists the town's population at 9.
There have been two churches in Minimay; the first church was Catholic and the second dating from 1953 was the Union church.
Minimay Post Office opened on 1 November 1877. Intheearly1880sselectorsweretakingup320-acreblocksinthe Minimay area.In 1885, a new school in Minimaywas designated: MinimaySchoolNo.2600.The school consisted of a small room which could hold 30 to 40 children. The school was closed in 1902 while it was painted and repaired. The school had planned to enlarge in 1906; this did not happen until 1911. A new school was built as the old school was infested by white ants. In 1951 the school was closed and most students went to a school in nearby Goroke.
The poet John Shaw Neilson grew up in Minimay in the 1880s.
The Minimay Public Hall was built in 1901 to 1975. The Hall was opened 15 February 1991. In 1975 the old Hall was removed to make way for the new Minimay Memorial Hall. For the opening of the Minimay Memorial Hall the community had a ball. Today the Hall still is used for many fund-raising and community events.
The first general store in Minimay was built in the 1880s. The first owners were from Harrow and they were Mr. and Mrs. Egan. The store had three rooms and a veranda. After a few years the owners left and the store was destroyed by fire. Mr. Carracher from the general store in Frances decided to build a new one in Minimay in 1901. In 1941 the president Mrs. McIntosh purchased the store. The shop was demolished on 12 February 1976. Later a new Minimay store was built and this still runs. The store sells groceries and is a post office agency.
Work commenced to construct a telephone line, connecting Minimay to Goroke, in 1908.
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