Wamuran, Queensland

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Wamuran
Queensland
Kilcoy railway at Wamuran Queensland.jpg
Wamuran is located in Queensland
Wamuran
Wamuran
Coordinates27°02′25″S 152°51′41″E / 27.0402°S 152.8613°E / -27.0402; 152.8613 (Wamuran (town centre))Coordinates: 27°02′25″S 152°51′41″E / 27.0402°S 152.8613°E / -27.0402; 152.8613 (Wamuran (town centre))
Population3,196 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density48.06/km2 (124.48/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4512
Area66.5 km2 (25.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Glass House
Federal division(s)Longman
Localities around Wamuran:
Bracalba Woodford Elimbah
Wamuran Basin
Wamuran Caboolture
Campbells Pocket
Rocksberg
Bellmere Moodlu

Wamuran is a rural town and locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, the locality of Wamuran had a population of 3,196 people.[1]

Wamuran is known for its fresh strawberries and pineapples.[citation needed]

Geography[edit]

Pineapples, Gamgee Road, 2015

Wamuran is located west of the larger centre of Caboolture, and southeast of D'Aguilar.[citation needed]

In the north of Wamuran are several small sections of Beerburrum West State Forest. Part of the south west boundary is marked by the Caboolture River.

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from its railway station, which was named in 1909 after local Aboriginal man, Menvil Wamuran (also known as Jacky Delaney).[2]

Newlands Provisional School opened in 1915 and closed in 1927.[4][5]

Wamuran Provisional School opened on 17 October 1921. It later became Wamuran State School, possibly in 1925 when it moved into a new school building which had formerly been the Twin View State School near Elimbah.[6][7]

St Martin's Anglican Church was dedicated on 7 November 1871 by Coadjutor Bishop John Hudson. Its closure was approved in August 1992.[8]

Wamuran Baptist Church opened in 1921.[9][10][11] It was built on land described as a "magnificent site" donated by Mr H. Behrens.[12]

In the 2011 census, the locality of Wamuran recorded a population of 2,850 persons, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.[13] The median age of the Wamuran population was 38 years, 1 year above the national median of 37. 81.1% of people living in Wamuran were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 4.6%, New Zealand 2.5%, Korea, Republic of 1.2%, South Africa 0.9%, Germany 0.7%. 91.3% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 0.9% Italian, 0.7% German, 0.7% Vietnamese, 0.6% Korean, 0.4% Afrikaans.[13]

In the 2016 census, the locality of Wamuran had a population of 3,196 people.[1]

Education[edit]

Wamuran State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at 1066-1086 D'Aguilar Highway (27°02′27″S 152°51′42″E / 27.0407°S 152.8618°E / -27.0407; 152.8618 (Wamuran State School)).[14][15] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 300 students with 23 teachers (18 full-time equivalent) and 19 non-teaching staff (11 full-time equivalent).[16]

There are no secondary schools in Wamuran. The nearest government secondary schools are Tullawong State High School and Caboolture State High School, both in neighbouring Caboolture to the east.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wamuran (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Wamuran – town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 36412)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Wamuran – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45474)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 March 2022.
  4. ^ 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. ^ "SOCIAL". The Brisbane Courier. No. 19, 501. Queensland, Australia. 21 July 1920. p. 11. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "WAMURAN SCHOOL". The Brisbane Courier. No. 20, 972. Queensland, Australia. 13 April 1925. p. 9. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 27 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ "Closed Anglican Churches". Anglican Church South Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Queensland Baptist churches by date of erection/opening". Baptist Church Archives Queensland. Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  10. ^ "1921 Wamuran". Baptist Church Archives Queensland. Archived from the original on 26 November 2021. Retrieved 29 November 2021.
  11. ^ "HOME MISSIONS". Daily Mail. No. 6014. Queensland, Australia. 17 September 1921. p. 8. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "Baptist Association". The Telegraph. No. 14, 906. Queensland, Australia. 4 September 1920. p. 8. Archived from the original on 30 November 2021. Retrieved 30 November 2021 – via National Library of Australia.
  13. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wamuran (Caboolture Shire) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 May 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  14. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "Wamuran State School". Archived from the original on 15 March 2020. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  16. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 25 May 2022.

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