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Peranga - a short history

By JOL Admin | 24 January 2013

From the collections of the State Library of Queensland an exciting new publication, Peranga : 100 years which traces the history of  this small town located on the Darling Downs, 70 kilometres north-west of Toowoomba and 55 km north-east of Dalby in Queensland.

This little town was once a prosperous hub a rich dairy-producing area, Peranga went into sharp decline after the closure of the Oakey-Cooyar railway line in the mid -1960s. The hotel burnt down in 1967, followed by the school in 1973. Today the township population numbers approximately fifty. This publication offers a plotted history, a timeline of events, early photographs and biographical information about some of the early settlers. The area was settled by immigrant farmers from Germany, England, Scotland and Ireland. Local heritage enthusiasts and family historians will enjoy discovering the contents of this well written work.

A copy of Peranga : 100 years,  is available for viewing in the reading room on level 4 at the State Library,  link to the bibliographic details here

Janette Garrad – Original Content Technician, State Library of Queensland


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