Purga, Queensland

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Purga
City of IpswichQueensland
Hughes Road Purga.jpg
Hughes Road, 2015
Purga is located in Queensland
Purga
Purga
Coordinates27°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
Population600 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4306
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)
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 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]

Purga United Church and hall, 2015

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.[3] A primary school was opened in 1871 and closed in 1967.[3]

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. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Purga (entry 45070)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Purga and Purga Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, The University of Queensland. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Purga United Church (entry 601616)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  5. ^ "Purga Aboriginal Cemetery (entry 602434)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Deebing Creek Mission (former) (entry 602251)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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