Tallegalla, Queensland

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Ridge Tallegalla.jpg
Marburg weather radar, 2014
Tallegalla is located in Queensland
Coordinates27°35′24″S 152°33′17″E / 27.59°S 152.5547°E / -27.59; 152.5547 (Tallegalla (centre of locality))Coordinates: 27°35′24″S 152°33′17″E / 27.59°S 152.5547°E / -27.59; 152.5547 (Tallegalla (centre of locality))
Population326 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density11.94/km2 (30.93/sq mi)
Area27.3 km2 (10.5 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s)City of Ipswich
State electorate(s)Ipswich West
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Tallegalla:
Hatton Vale Minden Marburg
Woolshed Tallegalla Mount Marrow
The Bluff Ashwell Rosewood

Tallegalla is a rural locality in the City of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Tallegalla had a population of 326 people.[1]


Most of Tallegalla lies within the Lockyer Creek catchment area, but small portion exist in both the Brisbane River and Bremer River catchments. In the west of Tallegalla, the terrain is elevated by the Little Liverpool Range.


The origin of the suburb name is from the Latin word Talegalla which was the genus name for the Brush-turkey.[3] John Dart, the first to settle in the area, choose the name when he applied to open a postal receiving office at his farm.[4]

Tallegalla State School opened on 10 June 1879. It closed on 18 December 1992.[5]

On Monday 17 May 1880 a Wesleyan Chapel was opened.[6]

The Marburg railway line, which operated from 1911 to 1964, had a station at Tallegalla.

At the 2011 census the locality recorded a population of 549.[7]

In the 2016 census, Tallegalla had a population of 326 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Tallegalla (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Tallegalla – locality in City of Ipswich (entry 45101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  3. ^ "Talegalla (entry 45101)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  4. ^ Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. p. 70. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
  5. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  6. ^ "THE ROSEWOOD". The Queenslander. XVII (250). Queensland, Australia. 29 May 1880. p. 679. Archived from the original on 5 October 2020. Retrieved 5 October 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Tallegalla (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 9 August 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  8. ^ "Tallegalla State School (former) (entry 601687)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 9 July 2013.

External links[edit]

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