City of Ipswich, Queensland
Hughes Road, 2015
|Population||600 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Ipswich|
Purga is a rural community on the outskirts of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census, Purga and surrounding suburbs recorded a population of 600. The western boundary of Purga follows Warrill Creek.
The area was named after the parish which was derived from the Aboriginal word pur-pur, meaning a meeting place. A railway station on the Dugandan railway line was opened in 1882. A primary school was opened in 1871 and closed in 1967.
Purga has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Boonah Road: Purga United Church
- Carmichaels Road: Purga Aboriginal Cemetery
- South Deebing Creek Road: former Deebing Creek Mission
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Purga (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
- "Purga (entry 45070)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
- "Purga and Purga Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, The University of Queensland. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
- "Purga United Church (entry 601616)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Purga Aboriginal Cemetery (entry 602434)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "Deebing Creek Mission (former) (entry 602251)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
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