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Find Yarraman

European settlement of the Yarraman area began in the 1870s.

The real development of the Yarraman township took until 1912 when a substantial sawmill was constructed. This was followed in 1913 by the arrival of the railway line from Brisbane and Ipswich.

Yarraman is today a hoop pine production town located in the South Burnett near the Palms National Park and the Bunya Mountains.

Yarraman & District Historical Society Inc
Information: The Society owns and controls a community resource centre and Museum. Founded July 1996.
Publications: Society newsletters are published bi-monthly.
Events: Open Days: 4 May 2008 and 26 October 2008
Contact: Jim Bond (President); Margaret McNae (Secretary)
Phone: 07 4163 8111; 07 4163 8884

PO Box 47
Yarraman QLD 4614

Email: heritagecentre@bigpond.net
Website: http://www.yarraman.net
Yarraman Heritage Centre
Information: A two-storey building together with nine other historic buildings. Displays are: Wooden Wealth (timber); Lighting Up Yarraman (electricity); Yarraman Lighthouse (World Wars); Yarraman Rail; Butcher Shop; and Slab Hut. Open 9am to 3pm daily.
Phone: 07 41638111

26 Millar Street
Yarraman QLD 4164

Email: heritagecentre@bigpond.net
Website: http://www.yarraman.net
Heritage House Yarraman
Information: Heritage House is a museum housed in the old Sacred Heart Convent, built in 1945, to cater for possible evacuees from Townsville and Cairns in the event of a Japanese invasion. After the war, the Sisters of Mercy took the convent overs as a boarding convent for boys, which operated until 1966. It then functioned as a retreat for nuns for some period and was then handed over to the aboriginal wing of the Catholic Church. The building fell into disrepair until it was sold in 1996 to the Yarraman and District Histocial Society. Today the museum houses a number of displays related to the history of Yarraman and the surrounding area, including the sawmill industry, electric power and street lighting, military memorabilia, the old Yarraman Railway Station, an early pioneers slab hut, Keid's Cottage, Arthur Brown's Butcher Shop. The Visitor Information Centre is located in Heritage House. Open daily, 9 am - 3 pm.
Phone: 02 4163 8111

26 Millar St




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