Meandarra is a town and a locality in the Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2][3]

Geography

The town is located on Brigalow Creek, 361 kilometres (224 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.[4] Meandarra contains the neighbourhood 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 immediately north of the town (27°19′19″S 149°53′10″E / 27.3219°S 149.8861°E / -27.3219; 149.8861 (Meandarra railway station)).[6]

History

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]

At the 2006 census, Meandarra and the surrounding area had a population of 341.[1]

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]

The Glenmorgan railway line was closed beyond Meandarra closed on 26 June 2013, making Meandarra the terminus.[11]

Education

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).[12] The school opened on 27 September 1915.[13]

Facilities

The Western Downs Regional Council operates the Meandarra Library on Sara Street.[14]
The Royal Hotel operates on Sara Street.[15]

References

  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. ^ "Southern Queensland line diagrams" (PDF). Queensland Rail. November 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on 25 April 2014. Retrieved 24 April 2014.
  12. ^ "Annual Report 2016" (PDF). Meandarra State School. Archived (PDF) from the original on 17 September 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  13. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  14. ^ "Meandarra Library". Public Libraries Connect. State Library of Queensland. 30 August 2016. Retrieved 31 January 2018.
  15. ^ "The Royal Hotel Meandarra". The Royal Hotel Meandarra. The Royal Hotel Meandarra. 14 November 2018. Retrieved 14 November 2018.

External links

Media related to Meandarra, Queensland at Wikimedia Commons