Wee Jasper, New South Wales

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Wee Jasper
New South Wales
GoodradigbeeWeeJasperBridge 002.jpg
Bridge across the Goodradigbee River at Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper is located in New South Wales
Wee Jasper
Wee Jasper
Coordinates35°06′0″S 148°40′0″E / 35.10000°S 148.66667°E / -35.10000; 148.66667Coordinates: 35°06′0″S 148°40′0″E / 35.10000°S 148.66667°E / -35.10000; 148.66667
Population100 (2016 census)[1]
Elevation617 m (2,024 ft)
LGA(s)Yass Valley Council
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Wee Jasper:
Adjungbilly Burrinjuck Narrangullen
Adjungbilly Wee Jasper Mullion
Tumorrama Brindabella Uriarra

Wee Jasper is a village in the Goodradigbee valley at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges, near Burrinjuck Dam in New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire.[2] It is located 80 km north-west of Canberra and 54 km south-west of Yass. At the 2016 census, Wee Jasper and the surrounding area had a population of 100.[1]

History and description[edit]

Wee Jasper Post Office was first opened in January 1886 and closed in March 1892. Three years later, it was reopened again and remained in service until 1994.[3]

Near the village are several camping and recreation reserves close to numerous caves. The best known cave is Carey's Cave, a system of seven caverns lying just north of the town.[2] Others lie to the north and south, including Dip, Dogleg, Punch-bowl and Signature Caves.[2]

Fossils, including members of the Acanthothoracid placoderm fish family Weejasperaspididae, the primitive placoderm Brindabellaspis stensioi and the prehistoric lungfish, Dipnorhynchus cathlesae, have been found in the area.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Wee Jasper has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wee Jasper (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ a b c Dow L, Guyon D, Irving R, McPhee M, Matthews A, Prineas P, Rubinich T, Simpson J (1995). Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places. Surry Hills, NSW: Reader's Digest. p. 209. ISBN 0-86438-399-1.
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-10-27.
  4. ^ Campbell, K.S.W.; R.E. Barwick (1999). "A New Species of the Devonian Lungfish Dipnorhynchus from Wee Jasper, New South Wales" (pdf). Records of the Australian Museum 51(2): 123–140. Australian Museum. Retrieved 2007-01-30.
  5. ^ "Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H01485. Retrieved 18 May 2018.