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The plaque and tree planting commemorates the centenary of the Yarraman railway.

In May 2013,Yarraman marked the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first train to the town (May 1, 1913), with a range of celebrations. 

The oldest former railway man in attendance was Tony McQuillen, 87, who travelled from Banyo for the occasion. Tony used to work as a lad porter on the rail motors running from Toogoolawah to Brisbane. He was invited to unveil a special plaque affixed to the old railway station building to mark the centenary.

Also to mark the occasion, Jeffrey Muckert, a former station master at Yarraman for many years, planted a crows ash seedling in the Heritage House garden.

YARRAMAN CREEK RAILWAY.  At 4 p.m. to-day the Minister for Railways (Hon. W. T. Paget) will officially open the Benarkin to Yarraman railway. To celebrate the occasion a banquet is to be held this evening. Elaborate preparations have been made for the function, and, given fine weather, there should be a large gathering of spectators.
Queensland Times (Ipswich), 1st May 1913.



Address:Millar Street, Heritage House, Old Railway Station building, Yarraman, 4614
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -26.841136
Long: 151.985692
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Technology
Actual Event Start Date:01-May-1913
Actual Event End Date:01-May-2013


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 18th May, 2013
Front Inscription

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the first official train to Yarraman 1. 05. 1913

Unveiled by A. T. (Tony) McQuillan

18 - 05 - 2013

Source: MA
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