Warra, Queensland

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Warra
Queensland
WarraMemorialHall.JPG
Warra Memorial Hall
Warra is located in Queensland
Warra
Warra
Coordinates 26°55′48″S 150°55′13″E / 26.93°S 150.9202°E / -26.93; 150.9202Coordinates: 26°55′48″S 150°55′13″E / 26.93°S 150.9202°E / -26.93; 150.9202
Population 84 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density 0.3787/km2 (0.981/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4411
Area 221.8 km2 (85.6 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Darling Downs
Federal Division(s) Maranoa
Localities around Warra:
Brigalow Tuckerang Tuckerang
Brigalow Warra Jimbour West
Kogan Macalister Macalister

Warra is a town and locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Warra had a population of 84.[1]

Geography[edit]

Warra is on the Darling Downs, a farming area in Queensland. It is on the Warrego Highway, 256 kilometres (159 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane.

History[edit]

Warra War Memorial, 2008

Warra Provisional School opened on 12 April 1881. It became Warra State School on 21 January 1889. A pre-school was added in 1977.[4]

The Warra Honour Board was unveiled on 14 May 1917 by Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly in Dalby, William Vowles.[5]

Education[edit]

Warra State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) school in Robinson Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 10 students with 3 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 4 non-teaching staff (1 full-time equivalent).[6]

Miscellaneous[edit]

The name Warra has been used as a name for a crater on the planet Mars, without specifically commemorating the town.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warra (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  2. ^ "Warra - town (entry 36561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Warra - locality (entry 47755)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  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. ^ "Warra War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Warra State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 
  7. ^ Categories for Naming Features on Planets and Satellites, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, NASA

External links[edit]

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