Aratula facts for kids
St Stephen's Anglican church
|Population||505 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||Scenic Rim Region|
Aratula is approximately 60 kilometres (40 mi) southwest of Ipswich, just east of Cunninghams Gap. Warrill Creek passes very close to the town.
The area was originally known as Carter's Gate, but the name was changed to reflect the railway station name of Aratula.
Carter's Gate Provisional School opened on 29 May 1911. It became a State School on 9 January 1913. The name was changed in August 1913 to Aratula State School.
Aratula Post Office opened around 1925 (a receiving office had been open since 1912) and closed in 1987.
Aratula has the following heritage sites:
- 25 Elizabeth Street: St Stephen’s Anglican Church
Local attractions include nearby Moogerah Peaks National Park, Main Range National Park, Lake Moogerah and ballooning.
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