Dugandan, Queensland

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Dugandun Hotel at Dungandan, Queensland.jpg
Dugandan Hotel, 2016
Population395 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s)Scenic Rim Region
State electorate(s)Scenic Rim
Federal Division(s)Wright
Suburbs around Dugandan:
Mount French Boonah Allandale
Frenches Creek Dugandan Milford
Bunjurgen Wallaces Creek Bunburra

Dugandan is both a town and a locality in the Scenic Rim Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] In the 2011 census, Dugandan had a population of 395 people.[1]


Town of Dugandan, circa 1907

The name Dugandan is believed to be an Aboriginal word dugai/tugai meaning mountain spur place.[2][3] Originally the name was used for a large pastoral run established in 1884, covering a much larger area than the current locality from Boonah to Mount Joyce; as a result, the name Dugandan was used for the present day town of Boonah until the 1880s when it acquired its present name.[4]

The Dugandan Provisional School which opened in 1878 was located in (present day) Boonah; this school was renamed Boonah State School in 1895.[5] Dugandan State School opened in (present day) Dugandan on 13 January 1917, it closed in 1966.[5]

By 1887 a sawmill was already established in Dugandan under the combined partnership of Josias Hancock and James Cossart.[6] Cossart's Mill became one of the major employers in the region and contributed significantly to the prosperity of Boonah and Dugandan into the twentieth century.[7]

Dugandan Post Office opened on 11 September 1887 (a receiving office had been open from 1881) and closed in 1929.[8]

Dugandan Trinity Lutheran Church, 2007

The Trinity Lutheran church opened on 23 April 1889.[9]

Heritage listings[edit]

Dugandan has the following heritage sites:

  • 124 Boonah-Rathdowney Road: Dugandan Hotel [10]
  • 237 Boonah-Rathdowney Road: Trinity Lutheran Church and Cemetery [10]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Dugandan (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 April 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b "Dugandan (town) (entry 10750)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Dugandan (locality) (entry 45136)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  4. ^ "Boonah". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  5. ^ a b "Agency ID8793, Dugandan State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Advertising". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXVIII, (3960). Queensland, Australia. 29 October 1887. p. 5. Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  7. ^ "Destructive Fire at Dugandan". Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald And General Advertiser. XXXVII, (5600). Queensland, Australia. 1 June 1897. p. 5. Retrieved 3 October 2016 – via National Library of Australia.
  8. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  9. ^ "LUTHERAN CHURCH". Queensland Times (Ipswich) (Qld. : 1909 - 1954). Ipswich) (Qld.: National Library of Australia. 17 April 1939. p. 6 Edition: DAILY. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  10. ^ a b "Local Heritage Register" (PDF). Scenic Rim Regional Council. Retrieved 9 February 2015.

Coordinates: 28°01′17″S 152°40′40″E / 28.02139°S 152.67778°E / -28.02139; 152.67778

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