Peranga, Queensland

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Peranga
Queensland
Peranga is located in Queensland
Peranga
Peranga
Coordinates 27°08′45″S 151°41′46″E / 27.1459°S 151.6960°E / -27.1459; 151.6960Coordinates: 27°08′45″S 151°41′46″E / 27.1459°S 151.6960°E / -27.1459; 151.6960
Population 298 (2011 census)[1]
 • Density 8.817/km2 (22.83/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4352
Area 33.8 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s) Condamine
Federal Division(s) Groom
Localities around Peranga:
Quinalow Maclagan Narko
Quinalow Peranga Evergreen
Quinalow Kulpi Kulpi

Peranga is a town and a locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2011 census, Peranga and the surrounding area had a population of 298.[1]

Geography[edit]

Peranga is a small town on the Darling Downs, 70 kilometres (43 mi) north-west of Toowoomba and 55 kilometres (34 mi) north-east of Dalby.

History[edit]

The name Peranga derives from the name of an outstation on Rosalie Plains pastoral run, assigned when the town was surveyed in 1911.[2]

Peranga Post Office opened on 11 January 1913.[4]

Peranga State School opened in 1915, closing on 30 July 1973.[5]

The Peranga & District Bowls Club opened in 1955.

Once the prosperous hub of a rich dairy-producing area, Peranga went into sharp decline after the closure of the Oakey-Cooyar railway line in the mid-1960s. The hotel burnt down in 1967, followed by the school's closure in 1973.

Amenities[edit]

The Peranga & District Bowls Club is still in operation. There is a post office and general store, a one-man police station and a town hall.

Together with Peranga, the surrounding towns of Quinalow (10 km west), Maclagan (13 km north-west) and Kulpi (9 km south) are interdependent, having between them all the amenities of a small town. Kulpi has a hotel and tennis courts; Quinalow a garage, cafe, hotel, rural supplier, school, swimming pool, caravan park, library, tractor dealership, tennis courts, hall, and skate park; and Maclagan has a post office and general store, two wineries, a small museum, a butcher, a kindergarten and several parks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Peranga (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 July 2013.  Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Peranga - town in Toowoomba Region (entry 26425)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  3. ^ "Peranga - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48035)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 6 August 2017. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0