Mulline was the most important town in the Ularring district. This was after the Government erected the State Battery there in 1899. It crushed ore from nearly 100 claims, mostly worked by their owners.
In 1910 there were two hotels at Mulline. One was owned by Jack Dore and the other by an unnamed widow.Mulline was also the main centre for the miners at the Ularring group of mines and the Riverina leases to the north,