Yarraman, Queensland facts for kids
Our Lady of Dolours Roman Catholic church in Yarraman
|Population||1,230 (2011 census)|
|Elevation||407 m (1,335 ft)|
The creek at Yarraman was used in the 1870s as a place for local graziers and stockmen to meet and trade cattle. The township was established in the late 1870s. Yarraman means "horse" in the Port Jackson Pidgin English spread by Aboriginal stockmen in eastern Australia. It is thought to be derived from the word "yira" or "yera" which means large teeth, possibly from one of the Sydney languages.
A school was opened in 1901.
As there were many large hoop pine forests in the area, a timber mill was established in 1910.
Based on data gathered through the census, Yarraman's population has grown as shown below.
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Yarraman is set in a fertile valley and produces timber, grain and beef and dairy goods, which it exports to larger cities. It has a community radio station Wild Horse FM 99.7. It is served by three churches: St Philip's Anglican Church, Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church, and Calvary Lutheran church.
Yarraman is surrounded by the various components of the fragmentary Bunya Mountains and Yarraman Important Bird Area which contains the largest remaining population of the vulnerable black-breasted button-quail.
The Yarraman Library and Post Office are located on the corner of Toomey and Douglas Streets.
The Yarraman Memorial Pool is located in Margaret Street, on the New England Highway.
During World War 2, Yarraman was the location of RAAF No.21 Inland Aircraft Fuel Depot (IAFD), completed in 1942 and closed on 29 August 1944. Usually consisting of 4 tanks, 31 fuel depots were built across Australia for the storage and supply of aircraft fuel for the RAAF and the US Army Air Forces at a total cost of £900,000 ($1,800,000).
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