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Yarraman is a town in Queensland, Australia. The town is located 181km northwest of the state capital, Brisbane on the junction of the New England and D'Aguilar highways.HistoryThe 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. Yarraman means "horse" in the Port Jackson Pidgin English spread by Aboriginal stockmen in eastern Australia. It is thought to be derived from the word "yira" or "yera" which means large teeth, possibly from one of the Sydney languages.A school was opened in 1901.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.Census dataBased on data gathered through the census, Yarraman's population has grown as shown below.TodayYarraman is set in a fertile valley and produces timber, grain and beef and dairy goods, which it exports to larger cities. It has a community radio station Wild Horse FM 99.7. It is served by three churches: St Philip's Anglican Church, Our Lady of Dolours Catholic Church, and Calvary Lutheran church.
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