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; 152.8613Coordinates: 27°02′25″S 152°51′41″E / 27.0402°S 152.8613°E / -27.0402; 152.8613
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)
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, Wamuran had a population of 3,196 people.[1]

Wamuran is known for its fresh strawberries and pineapples.

Geography[edit]

Pineapples, Gamgee Road, 2015

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

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 ws named in 1909 after local Aboriginal man, Menvil Wamuran (also known as Jacky Delaney).[4]

Newlands Provisional School opened on 1915 and closed on 1927.[5][6]

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 been formerly been the Twin View State School near Elimbah.[7][8]

In the 2011 census, the town recorded a population of 2,850 persons, with a median age of 38 years.[9]

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)).[10][11] 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).[12]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Wamuran recorded a population of 2,850 people, 48.6% female and 51.4% male.[9] 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.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wamuran (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Wamuran - town in Moreton Bay Region (entry 36412)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Wamuran - locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45474)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  4. ^ Cite error: The named reference qpnt2 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).
  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. ^ "SOCIAL". The Brisbane Courier (19, 501). Queensland, Australia. 21 July 1920. p. 11. Retrieved 27 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ "WAMURAN SCHOOL". The Brisbane Courier (20, 972). Queensland, Australia. 13 April 1925. p. 9. Retrieved 27 November 2019 – via National Library of Australia.
  9. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Wamuran (Caboolture Shire) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 17 May 2008. Edit this at Wikidata
  10. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Wamuran State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  12. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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