Yangan is a rural town and locality in the Southern Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2016 census, Yangan had a population of 386 people.[1]

Geography

The locality is traversed by Swan Creek, a tributary of the Condamine River. Sandstone is extracted from a quarry directly south of the town's centre from a property which fronts Swan Creek.

History

The name Yangan is reported to be an Aboriginal word meaning proceed or go away.[2]

Upper Swan Creek Provisional School opened on 27 May 1874. Opened in 1874 as it is likely that it was proclaimed a state school shortly afterwards. In 1887 it became Yangan State School.[4]

Heritage listings

Yangan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

Amenities

The Southern Downs Regional Council operates a mobile library service which visits Yangan Park in King Street.[7]

Education

Yangan State School is a government primary (Prep-6) school for boys and girls at King Street (28°11′51″S 152°12′56″E / 28.1976°S 152.2155°E / -28.1976; 152.2155 (Yangan State School)).[8][9] In 2017, the school had an enrolment of 90 students with 7 teachers (6 full-time equivalent) and 7 non-teaching staff (4 full-time equivalent).[10]

References

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Yangan (SSC)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 20 October 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Yangan - town in Southern Downs Region (entry 38430)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  3. ^ "Yangan - locality in Southern Downs Region (entry 46008)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 17 November 2019.
  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. ^ "Yangan School of Arts (entry 600527)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Yangan Masonic Hall (entry 600526)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 13 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Library Details". Southern Downs Regional Council. Archived from the original on 31 January 2018. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  8. ^ "State and non-state school details". Queensland Government. 9 July 2018. Archived from the original on 21 November 2018. Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Yangan State School". Retrieved 21 November 2018.
  10. ^ "ACARA School Profile 2017". Archived from the original on 22 November 2018. Retrieved 22 November 2018.

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