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 Queensland, Australia.

Yarraman
 

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Yarraman is one of the southern most towns of the South Burnett and is situated on the D'Aguilar Hwy, 480 metres above sea level.

Yarraman is believed to be Aborginal for "Wild Horse". In the 1860's The larger Cattle stations in the area had their leases taken back by the government and the land was resold and ear marked for migrant settlement.

Yarraman township was first settled in the late 1870's with the stockmen from nearby stations using the area at Yarraman Creek to meet and trade cattle. 

The area soon began developing into a small community and rapidly became a centre for Hoop Pine production, with a mill being established in 1910. Today many strands of Hoop Pine forests can seen when driving through the area, with timber production being the town's primary industry.

In 1913 the railway arrived all the way from Brisbane, which opened up the area to new colonization and industrial advancements.

Yarraman's  heritage museum can be found in Miller Street. The Heritage Society building formerly housed the Sacred Heart Convent and boarding school of The Sisters of Mercy. The nuns would come from Brisbane by train to care for the boys enrolled at the school and take the trip to Mass in nearby Nanango once a month. Many boys passed through the convent/school over the years of operation, on their way to successful lives and careers away from the sleepy town.

The remnants of the old Yarraman power station managed by the late Charlie Bugden still exist today in the town. The power station, which burnt down in 1950 and left the town without power for three days, was the last privately run power station in the state.

Today nearby Tarong Power Station supplies  Queensland with 1/4 of the state's total Electric Power.

The town's population of approximately 1500 is sustained by the timber and power industries with agriculture. Beef, Dairy, Corn, Navy Beans and peanut farms are dotted through the area and make for a pleasant tranquil outlook on the journey through the Rosalie Shire.

Yarraman War Memorial, which was dedicated on Anzac Day 1995, can be found on the D'Aguilar Hwy opposite Barr-Smith Street, The War Memorial is one of the only covered War Memorials in Queensland.

Rodgers Park is a nice spot to enjoy a picnic lunch in the shade of the many jacaranda trees. There are many forest trials and bushwalks around Yarraman for the nature lover.

An extensive range of wildlife can be viewed in Yarraman's surrounds including Bower Birds, Goannas, Wallabies, Snakes, Platypus and the rare Black Breasted Button Quail,

More information on the Forest Trails and walks as well as any information required about Yarraman you can find it at Herberts Food and Fuel, the local Tourist Information Outlet and the walking trail maps are easy to understand and colour coded to allow you to pick a trail equal to your ability, time and fitness. Enjoy a sit down meal or take away as you are planning Your Yarraman adventure.

Rick's Place

Yarraman Heritage Centre

Yarraman Hotel




Herbert's
Food and Fuel
D'Aguilar Hwy
Yarraman
41638447

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Yarraman Heritage Museum
Miller Street Yarraman
41638111
Open Wednesday 10am to 4pm
and By Appointment
Art Gallery _ Museum
Craft Shop

 

 


 

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