Yangan Village, Darling Downs, Queensland

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Very good view! Like!

Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2012

Thanks for the visit and the appreciation, Nick. This is very Australian... a typical country village.


Ian Stehbens on January 8, 2012

Yangan is typical of the Australian rural villages - it has about 200 residents, with basic community services and groups, a primary school and basic commercial services as well, and a good road that leads to the major regional centre for weekly shopping, secondary education, and urban employment.

Once upon a time it had a railway line (Killarney Branch Line) running through it, and sawmills cutting virgin timber brought down from the upper valley and ranges and the village serviced the local dairy farmers who produced milk for cheese factories. But that has changed, the cheese factories are long gone, the railway is closed, most of the dairy farms have switched to grains and fodder. Yet a few well run, large dairy farms continue in the valley producing whole milk.

Today, Yangan's main street precinct has a number of historic buildings. This village has its own general store, a post office, hotel, police station, garage and a primary school. Yangan State School (opened in 1874) serves the local rural area as well as the village.

bdeh on January 9, 2012

Nice aerial picture and interesting story about the village Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on January 11, 2012

You will have stopped in many similar villages during your Australian travels, Berend. There is so much commonality from one to the other, yet each is unique, with its own set of stories to tell.



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