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Jondaryan
Queensland
Jondaryn Memorial Park and service road.jpg
Jondaryan Memorial Park, service road and public hall, 2014
Population: 377
Established: 1871
Postcode: 4403
Elevation: 385 m (1,263 ft)
LGA: Toowoomba Region
State District: Condamine
Nanango
Federal Division: Groom
Localities around Jondaryan:
Bowenville Malu
Brymaroo
Muldu
West Prairie
Formartin
Jondaryan Acland
Devon Park
Oakey
Mount Moriah Yargullen
Evanslea
Aubigny

Jondaryan is a rural town in Toowoomba Region, Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 Australian Census Jondaryan recorded a population of 377.

History

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.

Heritage listings

Jondaryan has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Evanslea Road: Jondaryan Homestead
  • Evanslea Road: Jondaryan Woolshed
  • Evanslea Road: St Anne's Anglican Church

Facilities

The Roadhouse

The Cobb & Co. Roadhouse is located on the edge of the highway and is a popular stop for travellers from Dalby to Toowoomba. It is owned by Caltex.

Agrifac

Beside the Cobb & Co. Roadhouse is Agrifac, a warehouse that sells Machinery and Their Parts.

The Pub

The Jondaryan Pub was founded in the 1800s and is a popular place for travelers to stop in and have a drink.

Library Services

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.

Events

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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