Yangan, a rural town, is 18 km east of Warwick and 120 km south-west of central Brisbane. Situated on Swan Creek in the Swanfels Valley, it was first known as Upper Swan Creek. The name was changed to Yangan in 1887, an Aboriginal word thought to mean going forward or upwards.

Further Reading: 

Alan Gamgee, ed, The Yangan and Swanfels chronicle: some history of the schools, industries and people of Yangan and Swanfels, Yangan, Yangan State School P&C Association, 1999

Claire Schofield, ed, Memories of Killarney and district, Killarney, Killarney & District Historical Society, 1999


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