Dugandan Hotel, 2016
|Population||395 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Scenic Rim Region|
|State electorate(s)||Scenic Rim|
The name Dugandan is believed to be an Aboriginal word dugai/tugai meaning mountain spur place. Originally the name was used for a large pastoral run established in 1884, covering a much larger area than the current locality from Boonah to Mount Joyce. As a result, the name Dugandan was used for the present day town of Boonah until the 1880s when it acquired its present name.
The Dugandan Provisional School which opened in 1878 was located in (present day) Boonah. This school was renamed Boonah State School in 1895. Dugandan State School opened in (present day) Dugandan on 13 January 1917. It closed in 1966.
By 1887 a sawmill was already established in Dugandan under the combined partnership of Josias Hancock and James Cossart. Cossart's Mill became one of the major employers in the region and contributed significantly to the prosperity of Boonah and Dugandan into the twentieth century.
Dugandan has the following heritage sites:
- 124 Boonah-Rathdowney Road: Dugandan Hotel 
- 237 Boonah-Rathdowney Road: Trinity Lutheran Church and Cemetery 
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- "Dugandan (town) (entry 10750)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
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- "Boonah". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Agency ID8793, Dugandan State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXVIII, (3960). Queensland, Australia. 29 October 1887. p. 5. Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- "Destructive Fire at Dugandan". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVII, (5600). Queensland, Australia. 1 June 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
- "LUTHERAN CHURCH". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia. 17 April 1939. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
- "Local Heritage Register" (PDF). Scenic Rim Regional Council. Retrieved 9 February 2015.