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|Population||2,127 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||South Burnett Region|
Wondai // is a town and locality in the South Burnett Region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located to the south of the Bunya Highway, 241 kilometres (150 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane. In the 2011 census, Wondai had a population of 2,127 people.
The name Wondai is believed to be an aboriginal word from the Waka language derived from either watya meaning dingo (a native dog) or wandar meaning nape of the neck.
Wondai was first settled in the 1850s and closer settlement took place in the early 1900s.
Attractions in Wondai include Boondooma Dam, an artificial lake formed by the damming of the Boyne River.
Wondai was also home to the legendary pacer Wondai's Mate.
At the 2006 census, Wondai had a population of 1,402.
The South Burnett Regional Council operates a library in Wondai.
Wondai has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
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