Wandal, Queensland

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Wandal
RockhamptonQueensland
Population 4,188 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4700
Location 3 km (2 mi) NW of Rockhampton
LGA(s) Rockhampton Region
State electorate(s) Rockhampton
Federal Division(s) Capricornia

Wandal is a suburb of Rockhampton in the Rockhampton Region, Queensland, Australia.[2] At the 2006 census, Wandal had a population of 4,188.[1]

Geography[edit]

Wandal is situated about four kilometres north-west of the central business district.

History[edit]

The area was originally surveyed in the 1860s, shortly after the town of Rockhampton was laid out and was originally the location of several large estates built by wealthy Rockhamptonites, particularly W.H. Wiseman, John Jardine, William Knox D'Arcy and P.F. MacDonald. Closer suburban development occurred later in the nineteenth century and into the early twentieth century.

Several schools were established in the area. The Hall School, the local primary school, was established for Girls and Infants in 1910. Leichhardt Ward School, a Boys' School, closed in 1987 and was combined with The Hall State School. The Rockhampton State High School, which was built in Exhibition Road in 1961. At that time the High School was connected with the Rockhampton Technical College, but the School and the Tech separated in 1962.

Amenities

Wandal is also the location of the Rockhampton "Show Grounds", the Exhibition Grounds belonging to the Rockhampton Agricultural Society.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wandal (Rockhampton City) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-30. 
  2. ^ "Wandal - suburb in Rockhampton Region (entry 48920)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 26 July 2017. 

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Coordinates: 23°22′S 150°30′E / 23.367°S 150.500°E / -23.367; 150.500