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Wee Jasper
New South Wales
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Bridge across the Goodradigbee River at Wee Jasper
Population 275 (2011 census)
Postcode(s) 2582
Elevation 617 m (2,024 ft)
LGA(s) Yass Valley Council
County Buccleuch
State electorate(s) Goulburn
Federal Division(s) Hume

Wee Jasper is a village in the Goodradigbee valley at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges, near Burrinjuck Dam in New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire. It is located 80 km north-west of Canberra and 54 km south-west of Yass. At the 2011 census, Wee Jasper and the surrounding area had a population of 275.

History and description

Wee Jasper Post Office was first opened in January 1886 and closed in March 1892. Three years later, it was reopened again and remained in service until 1994.

Near the village are several camping and recreation reserves close to numerous caves. The best known cave is Carey's Cave, a system of seven caverns lying just north of the town. Others lie to the north and south, including Dip, Dogleg, Punch-bowl and Signature Caves.

Fossils, including members of the Acanthothoracid placoderm fish family Weejasperaspididae, the primitive placoderm Brindabellaspis stensioi and the prehistoric lungfish, Dipnorhynchus cathlesae, have been found in the area.


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