Meandarra

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Meandarra
Queensland
Meandarra - ANZAC War Memorial.jpg
Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum, 2010
Meandarra is located in Queensland
Meandarra
Meandarra
Coordinates27°19′26″S 149°52′50″E / 27.3238°S 149.8805°E / -27.3238; 149.8805Coordinates: 27°19′26″S 149°52′50″E / 27.3238°S 149.8805°E / -27.3238; 149.8805
Population341 (2006 census)[1]
 • Density0.3746/km2 (0.9702/sq mi)
Postcode(s)4422
Area910.3 km2 (351.5 sq mi)
Location
LGA(s)Western Downs Region
State electorate(s)Warrego
Federal Division(s)Maranoa
Localities around Meandarra:
Glenmorgan Yulabilla Condamine
Glenmorgan Meandarra Hannaford
Coomrith Inglestone Hannaford

Meandarra is a town and a locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Meandarra and the surrounding area had a population of 341.[1]

Geography[edit]

The town is located on Brigalow Creek, 361 kilometres (224 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.[4] Meandarra contains the neighboroughhood of Undulla at 27°10′59″S 149°57′0″E / 27.18306°S 149.95000°E / -27.18306; 149.95000 (Undulla, Queensland=).[5]

The Glenmorgan railway line enters the locality from the east and terminates at the Meandarra railway station just north of the town;[6] it was originally intended to terminate at Glenmorgan but the final stage was not completed.

History[edit]

First surveyed in 1912 by surveyor John Daveney Steele, the town derived its name from a pastoral run first used by pastoralist Archibald Meston on 16 October 1867.[2][3]

Meandarra State School opened on 27 September 1915.[7]

Meandarra Post Office opened on 1 January 1928 (a receiving office was open from 1910 until 1918).[8]

The Meandarra Public Library building opened in 1993.[9]

The Meandarra ANZAC Memorial Museum was opened in 2009. The museum contains a large collection of ANZAC memorabilia including a Canberra bomber and a German U-boat Engine.[10]

Education[edit]

Meandarra State School is a government co-educational primary school (P-6) in Sara Street. In 2016, the school had an enrolment of 37 students with 4 teachers (3 full-time equivalent) and 5 non-teaching staff (3 full-time equivalent).[11] The school opened on 27 September 1915. [12]

Facilities[edit]

The Western Downs Regional Council operates the Meandarra Library on Sara Street.[13]
The Royal Hotel operates on Sara Street.[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Meandarra (Tara Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Meandarra - town in Western Downs Region (entry 21484)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Meandarra - locality in Western Downs Region (entry 47726)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 11 September 2017.
  4. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  5. ^ "Undulla - unbounded locality in Western Downs Region (entry 35794)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Queensland Globe". State of Queensland. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  7. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  8. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  9. ^ "Public Libraries Statistical Bulletin 2016-17" (PDF). Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. November 2017. p. 16. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  10. ^ Casey, Scott (24 July 2009). "Little Meandarra's big bang in world of war craft". Brisbane Times. Retrieved 7 November 2010.
  11. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Meandarra State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  12. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  13. ^ "Meandarra Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  14. ^ "The Royal Hotel Meandarra". The Royal Hotel Meandarra. The Royal Hotel Meandarra. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

External links[edit]

Media related to Meandarra, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons