Warra is a town and locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Geography

Warra is on the Darling Downs, a farming area in Queensland. It is on the Warrego Highway, 256 kilometres (159 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane.

History

Warra War Memorial, 2008

Warra Provisional School opened on 12 April 1881. It became Warra State School on 21 January 1889. A pre-school was added in 1977.[4]

The Warra Honour Board was unveiled on 14 May 1917 by Member of the Queensland Legislative Assembly in Dalby, William Vowles.[5]

At the 2006 census, Warra had a population of 84.[1]

Education

Warra State School is a government co-educational primary (P-6) school in Robinson Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 10 students with 3 teachers (1 full-time equivalent) and 4 non-teaching staff (1 full-time equivalent).[6]

Miscellaneous

The name Warra has been used as a name for a crater on the planet Mars, without specifically commemorating the town.[7]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Warra (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2009.
  2. ^ "Warra - town (entry 36561)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Warra - locality (entry 47755)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 27 June 2017.
  4. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  5. ^ "Warra War Memorial". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Warra State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017.
  7. ^ Categories for Naming Features on Planets and Satellites, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, USGS Astrogeology Science Center, NASA

External links

Media related to Warra, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons