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Queensland State Archives 4247 Sudan grass in stook State Farm Gindie Central Queensland c 1933.png
Sudan grass in stook, State Farm, Gindie, circa 1933
Gindie is located in Queensland
Coordinates23°46′09″S 148°07′53″E / 23.76917°S 148.13139°E / -23.76917; 148.13139Coordinates: 23°46′09″S 148°07′53″E / 23.76917°S 148.13139°E / -23.76917; 148.13139
Population209 (2016)[1]
LGA(s)Central Highlands Region
State electorate(s)Gregory
Federal Division(s)Flynn
Suburbs around Gindie:
The Gemfields Emerald Comet
Lochington Gindie Comet
Lochington Minerva Arcturus

Gindie is a locality in the Central Highlands Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] In the 2011 census, Gindie had a population of 382 people.[1]


The town of Fernlees is located in southern Gindie.[3][4]


The name Gindie means "much brigalow".[5]

Gindie Provisional School (also known as Gindie Siding Provisional School) opened 12 November 1897, becoming Gindie State School on 1 January 1909. The school closed in 1949 but later reopened.[6][7]

The Gindie State Farm was established In 1898 to experiment with growing new kinds of crops in the district such as sorghum, maize and pumpkins. The farm closed in 1932.[8]


Gindie State School is a government co-educational primary (P-7) school located on the Old Cullen-La-Ringo Road. In 2013, the school had an enrolment of 40 students in two classes, P-2 and 3-7, with 3 teachers (2 full-time equivalent).[9]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Gindie (SSC)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 July 2014. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ "Gindie (entry 46952)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  3. ^ "Fernlees - town in Central Highlands Region (entry 12307)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 29 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ "SKETCHER". The Queenslander. 4 April 1914. p. 8. Retrieved 5 July 2014 – via National Library of Australia.
  6. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  7. ^ "Agency ID5237, Gindie State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 5 July 2014.
  8. ^ "Emerald Shire". Queensland Places. Centre for the Government of Queensland, University of Queensland. Retrieved 4 July 2014.
  9. ^ "2013 School Annual Report" (PDF). Gindie State School. Retrieved 5 July 2014.

Further reading[edit]

  • Gindie State School (Qld.). Centenary of Education Committee (1997), Our school on the black soil plain : an account of 100 years of education at Gindie State School, Central Queensland, The School, ISBN 978-0-7242-7817-6
  • Daniels Family Reunion & 100 years of Settlement at Gindie Committee. History Sub-committee (1996), Gindie, a place to call home : the Daniels family history including their emigration from London, their lives on the Darling Downs and 100 years of mixed farming on the Central Highlands, The Daniels Family Reunion & 100 Years of Settlement at Gindie Committee, ISBN 978-0-646-26622-0