Purga, Queensland

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Purga
Queensland
Hughes Road Purga.jpg
Hughes Road, 2015
Purga is located in Queensland
Purga
Purga
Coordinates27°41′54″S 152°42′47″E / 27.6983°S 152.7130°E / -27.6983; 152.7130 (Purga (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°41′54″S 152°42′47″E / 27.6983°S 152.7130°E / -27.6983; 152.7130 (Purga (centre of locality))
Population576 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density10.177/km2 (26.36/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4306
Area56.6 km2 (21.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Purga:
Amberley Amberley Yamanto
Willowbank Purga Deebing Heights
Mutdapilly Peak Crossing Goolman

Purga is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Purga had a population of 576 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Purga is on the outskirts of Ipswich.

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.[2]

Purga Creek State School was opened on 1 September 1871. It was renamed Purga State School about 1945. It closed in 1967. It was at 68 Purga School Road (27°42′45″S 152°43′56″E / 27.71238°S 152.73230°E / -27.71238; 152.73230 (Purga State School)).[3][4][5]

Residents in the Fassifern Valley petitioned the Queensland Government to build a railway line to their district, and the first section of the Dugandan railway line was opened on 10 July 1882 as far as Harrisville. This is considered to be Queensland's first branch railway. Purga was served by three stations:[3][6]

The branch was extended to Dugandan on 12 September 1887.[7][8] The line closed in 1964.[7][3]

Deebing Creek Provisional School opened on 21 January 1895. In 1924 it became Purga Aboriginal State School. It closed circa 1948.[4]

At the 2011 census, Purga and surrounding suburbs recorded a population of 600.[9]

Heritage listings[edit]

Purga United Church and hall, 2015

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Purga (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Purga - locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45070)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Purga and Purga Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, The University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 21 March 2015. Retrieved 9 April 2015.
  4. ^ a b Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Map 40: Two-mile series" (Map). Queensland Government. 1952. Archived from the original on 8 June 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  6. ^ "Map 40: Two-mile series" (Map). Queensland Government. 1952. Archived from the original on 8 June 2020. Retrieved 9 June 2020.
  7. ^ a b Kerr, John (1990). Triumph of narrow gauge : a history of Queensland Railways. Boolarong Publications. pp. 57–58, 224. ISBN 978-0-86439-102-5.
  8. ^ Johnson, M.; Saunders, K. (2007). "Working The Land: An historical overview of Boonah and its northern district" (PDF). State of Queensland. Archived (PDF) from the original on 29 September 2009. Retrieved 24 October 2009.
  9. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Purga (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 25 September 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "Purga United Church (entry 601616)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Purga Aboriginal Cemetery (entry 602434)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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