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Maclagan
Queensland
Population: 342
Established: c1890
Postcode: 4352
Location:
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Darling Downs
Federal Division: Groom

Maclagan is a small town on the Darling Downs, 80 km (49.7 mi) north-west of Toowoomba and 45 km (28 mi) east of Dalby Queensland, Australia. In the 2011 census, Maclagan and the surrounding area had a population of 342. Maclagan has a post office and general store, a small museum, a butcher, a kindergarten and a park.

History

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Otto von Bismarck
MG Sinclair-Maclagen
Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagen

The township of Maclagan was surveyed in 17 May 1889. The town was originally named Bismark after Otto von Bismarck until 1916 when it was renamed Maclagan due to the anti German sentiment during World War I. The township was then renamed Maclagan in honour of Brigadier Ewen George Sinclair-Maclagan (1868-1948). Bismark Street is still a street in the town.


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