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 369 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4728
Elevation 352 m (1,155 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Barcaldine Region
State electorate(s) Gregory
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Jericho is a rural village situated on the Capricorn Highway in Central West Queensland, Australia. At the 2011 census, Jericho and the surrounding region had a population of 369.[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]

Jericho State School opened on 20 February 1888.[4][5]

Facilities[edit]

Jericho has a drive in theatre, park, swimming pool, town hall and showground.[6]

Barcaldine Regional Council operates a library at 6 Darwin Street inside the Tourist Information Centre.[7]

Tourist attractions[edit]

Crystal Trumpeters and the statue of Joshua are both located within Jericho.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Jericho (Jericho Shire) (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 19 May 2015.  Edit this at Wikidata
  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 SS". Retrieved 29 January 2017. 
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland schools". Education Queensland. 
  6. ^ "Jericho". Barcaldine Regional Council. Retrieved 14 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "Libraries". Barcaldine Regional Council. Retrieved 8 May 2017. 
  8. ^ Blythe Moore (14 September 2015). "Outback town pays tribute to biblical heritage with giant statue". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 

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