Wyandra, Queensland

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Wyandra
Queensland
Wyandra is located in Queensland
Wyandra
Wyandra
Coordinates 27°14′0″S 145°58′0″E / 27.23333°S 145.96667°E / -27.23333; 145.96667Coordinates: 27°14′0″S 145°58′0″E / 27.23333°S 145.96667°E / -27.23333; 145.96667
Population 116 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 4489
Location
LGA(s) Paroo Shire
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Wyandra is a town in outback South West Queensland, Australia in the Paroo Shire local government area. Wyandra is located on the Mitchell Highway, 827 kilometres (514 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane and 110 kilometres (68 mi) north of Cunnamulla. The town is built on the banks of the Warrego River and at the 2006 census had a population of 116.[1]

Originally named Claverton, the town grew with the completion of the railway link with Charleville in 1897 and quickly became a centre for local grazing properties. Wyandra was connected to the state electricity grid in 1970 and the then obsolete powerhouse was converted into a museum.

Facilities[edit]

Wyandra has a public school & library, Powerhouse Museum, Wyandra hall, park behind the hall. Public toilets in front of the hall. Free caravan park behind school .[2] https://www.google.com.au/search?q=wyandra&client=safari&hl=en-au&prmd=minv&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwia0c_xxf_TAhWEn5QKHTK2A74Q_AUICigC&biw=414&bih=608#imgrc=IL5-71Z72UXQbM:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Wyandra (Paroo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  2. ^ "Wyandra". Cunnamulla Tourist Information. Retrieved 12 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

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