YARRAMAN

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 classic hotels. The Royal Hotel has 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 being modern.

When visiting Yarraman, be sure to allow time to visit the Heritage precinct and those two old pubs.

Heritage diary

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping   4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
  Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
  Rotary Club Lions Club
  Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
  Surfing   Skydiving
  Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
  Movie Location   Mountain Biking
  Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
  Hang Gliding Golf Course