Purga, Queensland

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Purga
City of IpswichQueensland
Purga is located in Queensland
Purga
Purga
Coordinates 27°39′37″S 152°42′59″E / 27.6603°S 152.7163°E / -27.6603; 152.7163Coordinates: 27°39′37″S 152°42′59″E / 27.6603°S 152.7163°E / -27.6603; 152.7163
Population 600 (2011)[1]
Postcode(s) 4306
LGA(s) City of Ipswich
State electorate(s) Lockyer
Federal Division(s) Blair
Suburbs around Purga:
Amberley Amberley
Yamanto
Deebing Heights
Willowbank
Mutdapilly
Purga Deebing Heights
Goolman
Mutdapilly Peak Crossing Peak Crossing

Purga is a rural community on the outskirts of the Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2011 Australian Census Purga and surrounding suburbs recorded a population of 600.[1] The western boundary of Purga follows Warrill Creek.

History[edit]

The area was named after the parish which was derived from the Aboriginal word pur-pur meaning a meeting place. A railway station was opened in 1882.[2]

Heritage listings[edit]

Purga has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Purga (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Purga". Place name details. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Purga United Church (entry 16377)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  4. ^ "Purga Aboriginal Cemetery (entry 19555)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09. 
  5. ^ "Deebing Creek Mission (former) (entry 17056)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-09.