New South Wales
Queanbeyan photographed from the air. The Ridgeway is in the right foreground, Jerrabobmerra in the top left.
|Population:||36,331 (2004) (37th)|
|• Density:||210/km² (543. In Biology a population is the collection of inter-breeding organisms of a particular Species; in Sociology This list of Australian cities by population briefly explains the three different population figures given for Australian cities and provides rankings for each Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 9/sq mi)|
|Area:||173 km² (66. Year 1838 ( MDCCCXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common Area is a Quantity expressing the two- Dimensional size of a defined part of a Surface, typically a region bounded by a closed Curve. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 8 sq mi)|
• Summer (DST)
|Location:||10 km (6 mi) from Canberra|
|LGA:||Queanbeyan City Council|
Queanbeyan is a city and local government area (Queanbeyan City Council) in south eastern New South Wales, Australia. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. Daylight saving time ( DST The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian The UTC+10 Time zone covers the following locations Australia (AEST&mdash Australian Eastern Standard Time) Australian UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia UTC+11 is the Time zone for the following locations As standard (non-DST time Federated States of Micronesia The kilometre ( American spelling: kilometer) symbol km is a unit of Length in the Metric system, equal to one thousand A mile is a unit of Length, usually used to measure Distance, in a number of different systems including Imperial units United States Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government involving Queanbeyan City is a Local Government Area (LGA south eastern New South Wales, Australia, near Canberra. Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled Queanbeyan City is a Local Government Area (LGA south eastern New South Wales, Australia, near Canberra. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. It is a city overshadowed somewhat by its proximity to the Australian federal capital city of Canberra: it has effectively become a de facto district of the nearby capital city as it lies on the Australian Capital Territory border and is approximately 10km from Canberra's CBD, Civic. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. } The Australian Capital Territory (ACT is the Capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and its smallest self-governing internal territory A central business district ( CBD) is the commercial and often geographic heart of a city City Centre or Civic ( postcode: 2601 is the Central business district of Canberra, Australia 's capital city The border itself is defined by a railway line. The Queanbeyan River runs through Queanbeyan, near the centre of the city. The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate just within the Australian Capital Territory.
Queanbeyan has a population of 36,331 and has been said to be the "fastest growing city in Southern NSW".
The town grew from a squattage held by ex-convict inn keeper, Timothy Beard, on the banks of the Molonglo River. A convict is "a person found guilty of a Crime and sentenced by a court" or "a person serving a sentence in prison" sometimes referred to in Slang The Molonglo River rises on the western side of the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia in the state of New South Wales. The original name was Quinbean which means "clear waters".
Queanbeyan was officially proclaimed a township in 1838 with a population at that time of about 50. Year 1838 ( MDCCCXXXVIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common The name was also used for the surrounding parish. Queanbeyan Parish Murray County is a Parish of Murray County New South Wales, a cadastral unit for use on Land titles. Some of the significant historic buildings still standing date from those early days. Traces of gold were discovered in 1851 and lead and silver mines also flourished briefly. 1851 ( MDCCCLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Common year Settlers were harassed by bushrangers, of which John Tennant, Jacky Jacky, Frank Gardiner and Ben Hall were some of the more notorious. Bushrangers, or bush rangers, were Outlaws in the early years of the European settlement of Australia who had the survival skills necessary to use the John Tennant was an Australian Bushranger who was active around the Canberra district in the 1820s William Westwood ( Jackey Jackey) Jackey Jackey was often referred to as a "gentleman bushranger" because of his dress and respect for his victims Frank Gardiner (born c 1829 Ross-shire Scotland - died c 1904 in Colorado USA) was a noted Australian Bushranger of the 19th century Ben Hall ( 9 May, 1837 - 5 May, 1865) was a noted Australian Bushranger of the 19th century
The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited (CBC, now part of the National Australia Bank) opened in Queanbeyan on 19 September, 1859. National Australia Bank (or NAB) is the second largest financial institution by market capitalisation in Australia after Commonwealth Bank. The Bank of New South Wales began service in Queanbeyan in 1878. This article is about the bank For the defunct airline see Western Pacific Airlines. The Golden Age (now The Queanbeyan Age) was Queanbeyan's first newspaper and was founded in 1860 by John Gale. The Queanbeyan Age is a weekly newspaper based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. Year 1860 ( MDCCLX) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year starting Although later John Gale ironically moved to Canberra. In 1880 the residence of John James Wright, the first mayor of Queanbeyan, was constructed along the edge of the Queanbeyan River. In 1982 that building became the Queanbeyan Art Centre.
Queanbeyan, an increasingly successful primary producing district, was proclaimed a Municipality in February 1885 incorporating an area of 5,700 acres (23 km²). Year 1885 ( MDCCCLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common The railway reached Queanbeyan railway station in 1887 and it became the junction for the lines going to Canberra and Bombala. "Railroad" and "Railway" both redirect here For other uses see Railroad (disambiguation. Queanbeyan is a railway station located on the border of Queanbeyan New South Wales and Oaks Estate Australian Capital Territory, Australia Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. Bombala is a town in the Monaro region of south-eastern New South Wales, Australia, in Bombala Council. The town is served by the twice-daily Countrylink Xplorer service between Canberra and Sydney. CountryLink is the operator of passenger rail services in country New South Wales, Australia and from New South Wales into Queensland and Victoria Sydney (ˈsɪdniː is the most populous city in Australia, with a Metropolitan area population of approximately 4
William James Farrer, the wheat experimentalist, established Queanbeyan's reputation as an agricultural district with his famous "Federation" rust-free strain, developed on his property "Lambrigg" at Tharwa. William James Farrer ( 3 April 1845 – 16 April 1906) was a leading Australian Agronomist and Wheat Breeder For other meanings including organizations named `Tharwa' see Tharwa (disambiguation. Farrer's work was only slowly recognised elsewhere in Australia, but local farmers supported him, particularly in his development of "Blount's Lambrigg", another strain which in 1889 gave hope to farmers after the disastrous season of 1887 when crops had failed after heavy Christmas rains. Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Year 1887 ( MDCCCLXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
At the height of its rural prosperity Queanbeyan boasted sixteen public houses and six flourmills powered by wind, water, horse and steam. The Royal Hotel on Monaro Street opened in 1926. Canberra was "dry" from 1910 at the time of the territory's foundation until 1928 when Federal Parliament had relocated from Melbourne. In that period many of the capital's residents crossed the border to drink at hotels in Queanbeyan.
By 1972 Queanbeyan had little difficulty in meeting the first basic requirement of city status; the population had risen to more than 15,000 and a future population of at least that number was assured. Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. City status was accordingly granted on 7 July 1972. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. On 21 July, 1975 the Queen's Bridge was opened. This bridge took pressure off the existing bridge in linking Monaro Street directly to the east. From 1982 to 1989, the Canberra Raiders rugby league team played their home games in Queanbeyan, at Seiffert Oval. The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional Rugby league football team based in the city of Canberra Australian Capital Territory. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games Seiffert Oval is a Rugby league ground in Queanbeyan New South Wales that served as the base of the Canberra Raiders for the first seven years of
Queanbeyan is a regional centre providing the opportunity for people to work in Canberra and live in New South Wales. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. The city is home to a large shopping centre known as Riverside Plaza. Queanbeyan has most of the major fast food outlets and selected speciality stores. Queanbeyan has two government high schools, Queanbeyan High and Karabar High. Queanbeyan primary schools include Queanbeyan Public School, Jerrabomberra Public School and St. Gregory's. St Gregory's is a Catholic school in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. Queanbeyan has a major hospital, ambulance station, indoor and outdoor swimming pool, community centre, public library and several parks. There is no longer a cinema in Queanbeyan. Much of the growth of Queanbeyan is found in Jerrabomberra, this suburb being created in 1992 and now having a population of over 6000. Jerrabomberra ( is a suburb of Queanbeyan in south eastern New South Wales, Australia. The city is served by the privately owned bus company, Deane's Buslines. Deane's Buslines is a privately owned Bus company that operates through Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Canberra. On 16 December, 2006, level 3 water restrictions were introduced for the first time in Queanbeyan. Water restrictions are currently in place in many regions and cities of Australia in response to chronic shortages resulting from drought. 
Queanbeyan has a strong sporting culture. One of the major sports in Queanbeyan is Rugby League. History See also History of rugby league The grass roots of rugby league can be traced to early football history, through the playing of ball games The town has two teams, the Queanbeyan Blues and the Queanbeyan Kangaroos, of which the Blues is, as of 2006, the more powerful team. In addition Queanbeyan has a successful Australian Rules Football team, the Queanbeyan Tigers, and a successful Rugby Union team, the Queanbeyan Whites, who secured two premierships in 2007 by claiming the first grade and colts titles. Australian (rules football, or simply known as football, footy or Aussie rules, is a Team sport played between two teams of 18 players Overview See also Playing rugby union A rugby union match lasts for 80 minutes (plus stoppage time with a short 2008 Season The 2008 season saw a slight change in personnel at the ACTRU Premiers Queanbeyan has fostered many rugby superstars including Ricky Stuart, David Campese, Matt Giteau, Matt Henjak, Anthony Faingaa and Saia Faingaa. Ricky Stuart (born 7 January 1967 in Queanbeyan New South Wales) is an Australian former representative Rugby league and Rugby union David Ian Campese (born 21 October 1962 in Queanbeyan from an Italian father and an Australian mother Matt Giteau (born on 29 September 1982 in Sydney Australia) is an Australian Rugby union footballer playing for the Western Force. Matt Henjak (born 25 November, 1981 in Queanbeyan) is an Australian Rugby union player Anthony Faingaa born 2 February 1987 in Queanbeyan New South Wales, Australia is a Rugby union player for the Brumbies in the Super 14 Saia Faingaa (born 2 February 1987) is an Australian Rugby union player Other sporting icons include Mark Webber, a Formula One driver. Early career Mark Webber was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, son of Alan the local Motorcycle dealer
Queanbeyan includes a diverse range of Indigenous, African, European, Asian and Pacific cultures. Clubs and associations in Queanbeyan cater for many of these groups, including residents having Dutch, Macedonian, Italian or Mediterranean origins.
The Queanbeyan Show, which is now 111 years old, is held annually at the Queanbeyan Showgrounds in November over two days. There are equestrian events, a sideshow alley, art and craft displays, cooking exhibits, an agricultural pavilion and livestock exhibitions. Also held is a Showgirl, Miss Junior Showgirl and Tiny Tots competition.
In February, the Queanbeyan Showgrounds play host to the annual "Convoy for Kids" to aid cancer research. The event is widely supported by community groups, regional businesses and the emergency services. The event attracts hundreds of commercial vehicles, trucks, prime movers and bushfire brigade vehicles. The highlight of the afternoon is the sounding of horns, which can be heard for miles around. Other regular events throughout the year include the Rodeo in March, Field Days, and a camping and off-road vehicle show.
Queanbeyan leans towards the Australian Labor Party and is the Federal marginal seat of Eden-Monaro, currently held by the Hon Mike Kelly for the Labor Party and is in the State seat of Monaro, currently held by Mr Steve Whan for Labor. Michael Joseph "Mike" Kelly, AM (born 23 February 1960) is an Australian politician elected to the Australian House of Representatives The Jerrabomberra community has tended to vote Liberal at past Federal elections but at the 2003 State election voted for the first time strongly Labor against the then sitting National Party Member. The Liberal Party of Australia is an Australian political party.
Sometimes called "Struggle Town" by neighbouring Canberra residents disparagingly referring to its predominantly working class socioeconomic makeup. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City. Working class is a term used in academic Sociology and in ordinary conversation to describe depending on context and speaker those employed in specific fields or types Socioeconomics or socio-economics is the study of the relationship between economic activity and Social life. This culminated in a political incident on 15 May 1997 when ACT member for Ginninderra, Ms Roberta McRae, stated that 'poor people live in Queanbeyan and the rich in Canberra' which caused much public anger and resulted in her being disciplined by her party, the ALP. 
Second Boer War memorial erected 1903
World War I memorial erected Anzac_Day 25 April 1923
William Farrer memorial. See also First Boer War,, South African Wars (1879-1915 The Second Boer War ( Dutch: Tweede Boerenoorlog, Afrikaans: World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All William James Farrer ( 3 April 1845 – 16 April 1906) was a leading Australian Agronomist and Wheat Breeder
Memorial Gates - Queanbeyan Showgrounds
John Gale (journalist) "The Father of Canberra"
Historical Queanbeyan suspension foot bridge
Queanbeyan Railway Station
Queanbeyan City - Many innercity homes were built during the "Federation era", circa 1927.
Jerrabomberra - Queanbeyan's fastest growing suburbs.
Queanbeyan City - Bike paths connect the Queanbeyan CBD to the Canberra bike path network. Canberra ( is the capital city of Australia With a population of over 340000 it is Australia's largest inland City.
Karabar - The Queanbeyan River and Karabar - a southern Queanbeyan suburb . The Queanbeyan River joins the Molonglo River at Oaks Estate just within the Australian Capital Territory.
|Average high (°C)||29. 8||28. 5||25. 6||20. 6||15. 9||12. 5||11. 8||13. 7||17. 3||20. 7||24. 4||27. 6||20. 6|
|Average low (°C)||12. 7||12. 9||10. 7||6. 6||3. 3||0. 9||-0. 2||0. 9||3. 3||6. 0||8. 9||11. 4||6. 4|
|Average precipitation (mm)||56. 2||49. 0||51. 1||44. 8||45. 0||44. 0||39. 5||44. 4||47. 9||60. 3||57. 9||53. 0||593. 2|
Source: Australian Bureau of Meteorology