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Jundah is a s mall Central West Queensland town, located on the Thomson River, approximately 1,122 kilometres west of Brisbane and 76 kilometres north east of Windorah. It is the administrative centre of the Barcoo Shire Council, with a population of 120 people.
First settled by pastoralists, Jundah was home to an opal mining industry for around twenty years in the early twentieth century before it closed down due to water shortages. Today the town supports the surrounding sheep and cattle industry.
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Located in Far West Queensland, in the heart of the Channel Country, Barcoo region is one of the more remote shires with an area of 61,974 square kilometres in far Western Queensland, incorporating the townships of Jundah, Stonehenge and Windorah. The Barcoo Shire lays claim to the most exceptionally unique place in Australia and the world. It is the only place where two prominent and significate inland rivers, the Thomson and Barcoo meet to form a creek the Cooper Creek. Rich in history, the Barcoo Shire has an outback experience to offer everyone. Along with unique rustic landscapes, distinctive flora and fauna, spectacular wildlife, freshwater fishing, golf, bird watching and stunning sunsets. The Barcoo is also home to Magee’s Shanty, birth place of the famous Bush Christening renowned by Banjo Paterson. The welcoming three outback towns of Windorah, Jundah and Stonehenge can all be easily accessed via sealed roads and are located within a leisurely drive to the major towns of Longreach or Quilpie. Barcoo Shire is the gateway to Birdsville, Bedourie, Innaminka, Quilpie or Longreach and Winton to the north.
Each year the town celebrates German-Australian culture by holding the world’s most remote Oktoberfest.