Ma Ma Creek, Queensland facts for kids
|Ma Ma Creek
Ma Ma Creek Community Centre, 2014
|Population||403 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||145 m (476 ft)|
|LGA(s)||Lockyer Valley Region|
The name Ma Ma is allegedly derived from the Aboriginal mia mia meaning bark huts. However, mia mia is an Aboriginal term from Western Australia, suggesting that Ma Ma was named by European settlers.
Ma Ma Creek Post Office opened on 1 May 1884 (a receiving office had been open from 1881).
The Ma Ma Creek War Memorial commemorates three brothers: James, George and Bertie Andrews who were all killed in action in World War I. The memorial was erected in 1920 by their mother Fleurine Elsie Andrews. Although a private monument, it is used by the wider community for ANZAC Day ceremonies.
Ma Ma Creek State School opened on 27 October, 1880. In 2016 the school catered for P - Year 6 and was a two teacher school, with multiple agegroups in each class.
Ma Ma Creek has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Gatton-Clifton Road: Ma Ma Creek War Memorial
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