Queensland’s oldest town boasts many curious facts

Posted August 24, 2018 17:54:31

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The town of Gayndah is about four hours north-west of Brisbane, in Queensland’s North Burnett region.

Its population of about 2,000 people has barely fluctuated in the past few decades and it is one of those places where everyone knows everyone.

The area around the town is a true experience of rural Australia and is only a couple of hours from regional cities like Bundaberg and Hervey Bay.

Gayndah is quiet and unrushed, but there is a lot more to this old town than meets the eye.

1. Gayndah is more than 160 years old

Photo: Gayndah is the oldest town in Queensland, officially gazetted in 1852. (ABC Wide Bay: Jess Lodge)

Gayndah was the first town in Queensland to be formally gazetted, in 1852.

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