Purga, Queensland facts for kids
City of Ipswich, Queensland
Hughes Road, 2015
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Purga is a rural community on the outskirts of Ipswich, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census, Purga and surrounding suburbs recorded a population of 600. The western boundary of Purga follows Warrill Creek.
The area was named after the parish which was derived from the Aboriginal word pur-pur, meaning a meeting place. A railway station on the Dugandan railway line was opened in 1882. A primary school was opened in 1871 and closed in 1967.
Purga has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Boonah Road: Purga United Church
- Carmichaels Road: Purga Aboriginal Cemetery
- South Deebing Creek Road: former Deebing Creek Mission
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