Jondaryan, Queensland facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsJondaryan
Jondaryan Memorial Park, service road and public hall, 2014
|Population||385 (2016 census)|
|• Density||1.9533/km2 (5.059/sq mi)|
|Elevation||385 m (1,263 ft)|
|Area||197.1 km2 (76.1 sq mi)|
|Time zone||AEST (UTC+10:00)|
The name Jondaryan derives from pastoral run name first used 1841 by Henry Dennis. It is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning a long way off. The town was surveyed in June 1871 by surveyor G.T. Weale.
Jondaryan Post Office opened on 1 March 1867.
Jondaryan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Evanslea Road: Jondaryan Homestead
- Evanslea Road: Jondaryan Woolshed
- Evanslea Road: St Anne's Anglican Church
Beside the Cobb & Co. Roadhouse is Agrifac, a warehouse that sells Machinery and Their Parts.
The Jondaryan Pub was founded in the 1800s and is a popular place for travelers to stop in and have a drink.
Library services in Jondaryan are provided by the Toowoomba Regional Council's mobile library service. The van visits Jondaryan State School on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month.
Jackie Howe Festival is held at the Woolshed at Jondaryan every year during the first weekend in September. At the festival the shearing shed comes to life under steam power. The old Australian Heritage Festival with its working historic farm machinery is now included in the Jackie Howe Festival. A major wool fashion show is a part of the Jackie Howe Festival. The best of Australian traditional country foods are featured at the festival.
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