The Mimili Community has grown around the former cattle station Everard Park. The land was returned to the traditional owners in 1972. Mimili is the Pitjantjatjara name for the local area, which may still be referred to as Everard Park on some maps.
The very striking, rocky Everard Ranges surround Mimili. It is a very special place as it is the site of the maku or witchetty grub Dreaming. It is the symbol of the maku that is taken as the school emblem.