Raglan, Queensland

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Raglan
Queensland
StateLibQld 1 153895 Milking the cow at Ambrose's farm, Raglan, 1912.jpg
Milking the cow at Ambrose's farm, Raglan, 1912
Raglan is located in Queensland
Raglan
Raglan
Coordinates23°42′53″S 150°49′0″E / 23.71472°S 150.81667°E / -23.71472; 150.81667Coordinates: 23°42′53″S 150°49′0″E / 23.71472°S 150.81667°E / -23.71472; 150.81667
Population545 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s)4697
Location48 km (30 mi) west of Gladstone
LGA(s)Gladstone Region
State electorate(s)Gladstone
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around Raglan:
Bajool Marmor The Narrows
Darts Creek
Ulogie Raglan Ambrose
Ulogie Mount Alma Bracewell

Raglan is a town and locality in the Gladstone Region of Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Raglan was included with neighbouring Ambrose and together had a population of 545.[1]

Geography[edit]

The Bruce Highway passes through Raglan.

History[edit]

The town name is simply derived from the name of the pastoral run and parish, both of which were named in honour of Fitzroy James Henry Somerset, First Baron Raglan (1788-1855), first Commander in Chief British Army in Crimea.[2][3]

Gold was found in Raglan in 1867.[4][5] In August 1867 a nugget of gold was found. Described as "a monster", it was 16 inches (41 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide, weighing 30 pounds (14 kg) and worth £1,400. There were around 300 gold diggers active at the Raglan goldfield at that time.[6][7][8]

Raglan Creek Provisional School opened on 4 August 1879,[9] but closed later the same year. It reopened in March 1883, and was upgraded to Raglan Creek State School in 1909. In 1911, it was renamed simply Raglan State School. The school closed on 13 December 1996.[10][11]

The Raglan Memorial Hall was built in about 1932 and was used for dances until 1990, after which it stood idle. It was relocated to the Calliope River Historical Village in March 2002 and officially re-opened by George Creed, the mayor of Calliope Shire.[12][13]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Ambrose (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Raglan (entry 27903)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Raglan (entry 46618)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  4. ^ Jack, Robert L. (Robert Logan); Etheridge, R. (Robert), 1846–1920 (1892), The geology and palaeontology of Queensland and New Guinea, Govt. Printer, p. 107, retrieved 20 April 2014CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "ROCKHAMPTON". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 16 July 1867. p. 3. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  6. ^ "TELEGRAPHIC". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 15 August 1867. p. 2. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  7. ^ "ROCKHAMPTON". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 17 August 1867. p. 5. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  8. ^ "ROCKHAMPTON". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 24 August 1867. p. 6. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  9. ^ "The Morning Bulletin, ROCKHAMPTON". The Morning Bulletin. Rockhampton, Qld.: National Library of Australia. 21 January 1879. p. 2. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  10. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Agency ID5644, Raglan State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 20 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Raglan Memorial Hall". Calliope River Historical Village. Port Curtis Historical Society. Retrieved 10 July 2014.
  13. ^ Visitor Guide booklet. Port Curtis Historical Society.
  14. ^ "Langmorn Homestead (entry 600387)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  15. ^ "Parson's Inn (entry 600388)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  16. ^ "Raglan Homestead (entry 600389)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 8 July 2013.