Jericho, Queensland

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Jericho
Queensland
Jericho (QLD).JPG
The main street
Jericho is located in Queensland
Jericho
Jericho
Coordinates 23°35′S 146°8′E / 23.583°S 146.133°E / -23.583; 146.133Coordinates: 23°35′S 146°8′E / 23.583°S 146.133°E / -23.583; 146.133
Population 309 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4728
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Barcaldine Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Flynn

Jericho is a rural village situated on the Capricorn Highway in Central West Queensland, Australia. At the 2006 census, Jericho and the surrounding region had a population of 309.[1]

History[edit]

The first exploration by Europeans was by Major Thomas Mitchell who passed through the area in 1846. By the 1850s settlers had moved in.

Jericho Post Office opened on 2 July 1885 (a receiving office had been open from 1884).[2]

In December 2010, half of the town's houses were indundated by floods.[3]

Facilities[edit]

Jericho has a public library, drive in theatre, park, swimming pool, town hall and showground [4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Jericho (Jericho Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 May 2008. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014. 
  3. ^ Calligeros, Marissa and Cameron Atfield (30 December 2010). "Second Queensland town evacuated due to floodwater". The Sydney Morning Herald (Fairfax). Retrieved 30 December 2010. 
  4. ^ "Jericho". Barcaldine Regional Council. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 

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