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Purga
City of IpswichQueensland
Hughes Road Purga.jpg
Hughes Road, 2015
Population: 600
Postcode: 4306
LGA: City of Ipswich
State District: Lockyer
Federal Division: Blair
Suburbs around Purga:
Amberley Amberley
Yamanto
Deebing Heights
Willowbank
Mutdapilly
Purga Deebing Heights
Goolman
Mutdapilly Peak Crossing Peak Crossing

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.

History

Purga United Church and hall
Purga United Church and hall, 2015

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.

Heritage listings

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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