Purrawunda, Queensland

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Purrawunda
Queensland
Silos at Purrawunda.jpg
Grain silos at the Beef City feedlot, 2014
Purrawunda is located in Queensland
Purrawunda
Purrawunda
Coordinates27°30′57″S 151°36′51″E / 27.5158°S 151.6141°E / -27.5158; 151.6141Coordinates: 27°30′57″S 151°36′51″E / 27.5158°S 151.6141°E / -27.5158; 151.6141
Population6 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density1.07/km2 (2.77/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4356
Area5.6 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)Toowoomba Region
State electorate(s)Condamine
Federal Division(s)Groom
Suburbs around Purrawunda:
Yargullen Yargullen Aubigny
Mount Irving Purrawunda Aubigny
Mount Tyson Motley Motley

Purrawunda is a rural locality in the Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Purrawunda had a population of 6 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Purrawunda is on the Darling Downs. Soils in the area feature dark, medium clays which are fertile and well drained.[3] The majority of the land in Purrawunda is used for agricultural purposes.

History[edit]

The name Purrawunda means big fight in the local Jagera language.[4]

Economy[edit]

JBS Australia, a subsidiary of JBS S.A. owns Beef City at Purrawunda. The beef abattoir is co-located with a feedlot so that meat quality and animal welfare can be maintained.[5]

Australia's largest birdseed manufacturer, Avigrain has a mill at Purrawunda and processes and stores grain at the old Purrawunda Grainco silos.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Purrawunda (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Purrawunda - locality in Toowoomba Region (entry 48045)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Vegetable production in South East Queensland". Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry. 15 April 2014. Archived from the original on 24 March 2015. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  4. ^ "Branch Of The Week - CECIL PLAINS". Railpage. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Our Facilities". JBS Australia. Archived from the original on 27 October 2014. Retrieved 27 October 2014.