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Kandanga is a town in south east Queensland, Australia. The town is located on the Mary Valley Highway, 160 kilometres (99 mi) north of the state capital, Brisbane and 28 kilometres (17 mi) south west of Gympie, on the banks of Kandanga Creek. Part of the Gympie Region local government area, Kandanga at the 2006 census had a population of 596. . The name "Kandanga" is derived from the local Kabi Aboriginal language, meaning a fork or sharp bend of the creek.
In 2006 the Beattie state government announced plans to construct a new dam at Traveston Crossing on the upper Mary River. The proposed dam, designed to provide water to the growing Sunshine Coast, will flood fertile farmland, including Kandanga.
Kandanga is well known for its prime farmland, although because of the proposed dam many farmers had to walk out on their farms.
Kadanga has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Kandanga (Cooloola Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-07-05.
- Mary Valley tourist site - Retrieved 31 October 2006
- Queensland Government Ministerial Statement 5 July 2006 - Retrieved 31 October 2006
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "Kandanga War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
- "Mary Valley Railway Cream Sheds (entry 32241)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-08.
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- Towner, Pat: Kabi Country, The History of Kandanga
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