Miller was one of six suburbs that formed the Green Valley Housing Estate created by the Housing Commission of New South Wales during the affordable housing crisis of the 1960s. The first sod was turned on the 3rd of August 1961. Miller’s urban infrastructure was developed between 1961-1965. Miller was gazetted as a suburb on 7 April 1972.
What’s in a name?
The suburb of Miller is named for Peter Miller, who owned a large area of land in the suburb and farmed it for more than 60 years. The original house on the farm was named Poplar Hall and was located by Cabramatta Creek. Part of the farm was bought by a syndicate in 1880, and Peter built a new home at the top of a hill known as Miller’s Hill. The farm included a dairy, an orchard and a vineyard.
More houses were built over the years to accommodate the Miller descendants. Peter Miller lived there until his death in 1922. His wife passed away in 1929; her funeral was the last in the district to have a horse drawn hearse.
Green Valley Housing Estate
After World War II the farm was passed from the Millers into other hands, with the NSW Housing Commission later acquiring it as part of the development of the Green Valley housing estate.
Miller was the first branch library of Liverpool City Library, and opened on 17 April 1967.
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