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Yandaran
Queensland
World War I Roll of Honour which covered the areas of Yandaran, Waterloo and Miara.jpg
World War I Roll of Honour which covered the areas of Yandaran, Waterloo and Miara
Population 463 (2016 census locality)
 • Density 3.484/km2 (9.02/sq mi)
Postcode(s) 4673
Area 132.9 km2 (51.3 sq mi)
Time zone AEST (UTC+10:00)
LGA(s) Bundaberg Region
State electorate(s) Burnett
Federal Division(s) Flynn
Localities around Yandaran:
Mullett Creek Mullett Creek Coral Sea
Waterloo Yandaran Miara
Abbotsford Bucca Avondale

Yandaran is a rural town and locality in the Bundaberg Region, Queensland, Australia. In the 2016 census the locality of Yandaran had a population of 463 people.

Geography

Although predominantly inland, the north-east boundary of the locality is the Coral Sea. The North Coast railway line passes through the locality from the east, past the town and exits the locality to the north. The town is served by the Yandaran railway station, while there are two other stations Littabella and Takoka serving the northern part of the locality.

History

The name Yandaran was probably first applied to the railway station and is believed to be an Aboriginal name meaning watershed.

Yandaran Creek Provisional School opened on 14 September 1886, becoming Yandaran Creek State School on 1 January 1909. Due to low student numbers, it closed on 31 December 1942, but reopened on 1 May 1944. It closed permanently on 28 January 1957.

Yandaran State School opened on 7 Apr 1919.

Littebella Creek Provisional School opened on 1899. On 1 January 1909 it became Littebella Creek State School. It closed circa 1935.

In the 2016 census the locality of Yandaran had a population of 463 people.

Education

Yandaran State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at School Lane (24°43′27″S 152°06′44″E / 24.7243°S 152.1121°E / -24.7243; 152.1121 (Yandaran State School)). In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 25 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (2 full-time equivalent). In 2018, the school had an enrolment of 23 students with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent) and 10 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).

Community groups

The Yandaran branch of the Queensland Country Women's Association meets at the QCWA Hall at 21 Main Street.

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