Yarraman is a small highway junction
town that is the beginning (or end) of the New England Hgy that ends
at way down at Newcastle NSW. Yarraman services a rich agricultural
region and is a town that boasts most essential needs. Yarraman is a
mythical aboriginal person that features in early history.
The creek at
Yarraman was used in the 1870s as a place for local graziers and
stockmen to meet and trade cattle. The township was established in the
late 1870s. A school was opened in 1910.
As there were
many large Hoop Pine forests in the area, a timber mill was
established in 1910. The town was connected to Brisbane and Ipswich by
railway in 1913. The railway line was closed in 1988.
The Yarraman Museum is on a hill north
of the town. This is a quite comprehensive heritage centre.
The Yarraman War Memorial is
at the eastern entry to the town
Yarraman boast two near century
The Royal Hotel
some old photos of the past.
The town has all of the main
congregational churches. The Lutheran
and the Catholic
are the traditional style. The Anglican
and the United
When visiting Yarraman, be sure to
allow time to visit the Heritage precinct and those two old pubs.