Yangan, Queensland

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Yangan
Queensland
Yangan School of Arts, from N (King Street) (1995).jpg
Yangan School of Arts, 1995
Yangan is located in Queensland
Yangan
Yangan
Coordinates28°11′44″S 152°12′41″E / 28.1955°S 152.2113°E / -28.1955; 152.2113 (Yangan (centre of town))
Population386 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density9.484/km2 (24.56/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4371
Area40.7 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location
LGA(s)Southern Downs Region
RegionDarling Downs
State electorate(s)Southern Downs
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Localities around Yangan:
Freestone Mount Sturt Swanfels
Swan Creek Yangan Emu Vale
Swan Creek Junabee Emu Vale

Yangan is a rural town and locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Yangan had a population of 386 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

The locality is traversed by Swan Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. Sandstone is extracted from a quarry directly south of the town's centre from a property which fronts Swan Creek.

History[edit]

The district was known as Upper Swan Creek, but in 1887 took the name Yangan from its railway station. The name Yangan is reported to be an Aboriginal word meaning proceed or go away.[2]

Swan Creek (No. 2) School opened on 27 May 1874. In 1878 it was renamed Swan Creek Upper State School. In 1887 it became Yangan State School.[4][5]

On Monday 15 May 1905 the Bishop of Brisbane St Clair Donaldson consecrated the new Anglican church, St Peter's. The architect was Conrad Dornbusch and the contractor was Mr J. Purcell.[6] The final service was held on Palm Sunday 25 March 2018 and a deconsecration service was held on Saturday 21 July 2018.[7][8][9]

In the 2016 census, Yangan had a population of 386 people.[1]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

Amenities[edit]

The Southern Downs Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Yangan Park in King Street.[12]

Education[edit]

Yangan State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at King Street (28°11′51″S 152°12′56″E / 28.1976°S 152.2155°E / -28.1976; 152.2155 (Yangan State School)).[13][14] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 90 students with 7 teachers (6 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yangan (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Yangan – town in Southern Downs Region (entry 38430)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Yangan – locality in Southern Downs Region (entry 46008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  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. ^ "Agency ID 5860, Yangan State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  6. ^ "The New Anglican Church at Yangan". Warwick Examiner And Times. 39 (4940). Queensland, Australia. 20 May 1905. p. 8. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Yangan". Anglican Parish of Warwick. Archived from the original on 4 September 2020. Retrieved 4 September 2020.
  8. ^ "Closed Churches". Anglican Church of Southern Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 April 2019. Retrieved 24 February 2019.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  9. ^ Faa, Marian (4 July 2018). "Old church to be stripped of holiness in 'backward' step". Warwick Daily News. Archived from the original on 7 September 2020. Retrieved 7 September 2020.
  10. ^ "Yangan School of Arts (entry 600527)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  11. ^ "Yangan Masonic Hall (entry 600526)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  12. ^ "Library Details". Southern Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  13. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  14. ^ "Yangan State School". Archived from the original on 3 December 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  15. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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