Yugar, Queensland

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Yugar
Queensland
Yugar is located in Queensland
Yugar
Yugar
Coordinates27°20′41″S 152°52′10″E / 27.3447°S 152.8694°E / -27.3447; 152.8694Coordinates: 27°20′41″S 152°52′10″E / 27.3447°S 152.8694°E / -27.3447; 152.8694
Population385 (2016 census)[1]
 • Density78.6/km2 (203.5/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4520
Area4.9 km2 (1.9 sq mi)
Time zoneAEST (UTC+10:00)
Location20 km (12 mi) from Brisbane
LGA(s)Moreton Bay Region
State electorate(s)Pine Rivers
Federal Division(s)Dickson
Suburbs around Yugar:
Closeburn Closeburn Closeburn
Cedar Creek Yugar Draper
Samford Valley Samford Valley Samford Valley

Yugar is a rural locality in the Moreton Bay Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2016 census, Yugar had a population of 385 people.[1]

Geography[edit]

Yugar is in South East Queensland 20 kilometres (12 mi) from Brisbane.

History[edit]

The locality takes its name from the Yugar railway station, which in turn was named on 12 January 1917 by the Queensland Railways Department, using a Yuggera language (Yugarabul dialect) word yugai referring to a type of fern.[2]

Parker Provisional School opened on 15 August 1904. On 1 January 1909 it became Parker State School. It closed 9 March 1945.[3] It was at 1826 Mount Samson Road (27°20′07″S 152°52′16″E / 27.3354°S 152.8712°E / -27.3354; 152.8712 (Parker State School (former))).[4][5] The name Parker refers to the name of the parish.[6]

On Sunday 8 June 1913 Ernest Austin raped and murdered 11-year-old Ivy Alexandra Mitchell in bushland near the Parker State School.[7] He was executed by hanging at Boggo Road Gaol on Monday 22 September 1913.[8] He was the last person to be executed in Queensland.[9]

In the 2011 census, Yugar had a population of 395 people.[10]

Demographics[edit]

In the 2011 census, Yugar recorded a population of 395 people, 47.1% female and 52.9% male.[10] The median age of the Yugar population was 43 years, 6 years above the national median of 37. 77.2% of people living in Yugar were born in Australia. The other top responses for country of birth were England 5.6%, New Zealand 5.1%, Thailand 1%, Malawi 1%, Kenya 1%. 92.6% of people spoke only English at home; the next most common languages were 1.3% Mandarin.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yugar (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Yugar – locality in Moreton Bay Region (entry 45480)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
  3. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  4. ^ "Queensland Twenty Chain series sheet 2553" (Map). Queensland Government. 1929. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  5. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  6. ^ "Parker – parish in the Moreton Bay Region (entry 26080)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  7. ^ "Tragedy at Samford". The Telegraph (12, 653). Queensland, Australia. 9 June 1913. p. 7 (SECOND EDITION). Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "THE SAMFORD MURDER. AUSTIN EXECUTED". The Brisbane Courier (17, 377). Queensland, Australia. 23 September 1913. p. 8. Archived from the original on 10 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021 – via National Library of Australia. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "100th Anniversary of the last Queensland hanging in Boggo Road Gaol". Queensland Police Museum. 20 September 2013. Archived from the original on 18 September 2016. Retrieved 10 March 2021.
  10. ^ a b c Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Yugar (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 16 February 2014. Edit this at Wikidata

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