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Jambin, Queensland

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Postcode(s)  4702
State electorate(s)  Callide
Federal division  Division of Flynn
LGA(s)  Shire of Banana
Postal code  4702
Jambin, Queensland
Location  586 km (364 mi) NW of Brisbane 115 km (71 mi) S of Rockhampton 29 km (18 mi) NW of Biloela
Weather  23°C, Wind E at 10 km/h, 95% Humidity

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Jambin is a rural town in the Shire of Banana, Central Queensland, Australia. The northern part of the town is in the locality of Smoky Creek and the southern part is in the locality of Argoon. In the 2011 census, Smoky Creek had a population of 308 people and Argoon had a population of 295.

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Geography

Jambin is located on the Burnett Highway which runs roughly north-south through the town. It has a railway station on the Callide Valley railway line. Callide Creek is immediately to the west of the town; it is a tributary of the Don River.

History

The name Jambin is believed to be an Aboriginal word meaning echidna.

Jambin was originally established as a supply depot for the railway, which was established in 1924. This opened up the area for new settlers, mainly of them pursuing dairying. Cream was sent to the butter factory at Wowan.

Jambin Post Office opened on 1 February 1926 (a receiving office had been open from 1924).

Jambin State School opened on 11 February 1929.

Heritage listings

Jambin has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

  • Argoon-Kilburnie Road: Kilbirnie Homestead
  • Events

    Jambin hosts its annual Champagne Campdraft in May each year.

    The annual Working Cattle Dog trials are held in June.

    In popular culture

    The novel "Dust" by Christine Bongers is set around the town of Jambin. In the novel the main character's family, the Vanderbomms, attend church at Jambin.

    References

    Jambin, Queensland Wikipedia


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