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Queanbeyan (ˈkwiːnbiən) is a regional centre in the Southern Tablelands
Southern Tablelands
The Southern Tablelands is a geographic area of the State of New South Wales, Australia. This area is located west of the Great Dividing Range.The area is characterised by flat country which has generally been extensively cleared and used for grazing purposes...

 in south-eastern New South Wales
New South Wales
New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...

 adjacent to the Australian Capital Territory
Australian Capital Territory
The Australian Capital Territory, often abbreviated ACT, is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and is the smallest self-governing internal territory...

. The city's mixed economy is based on light construction, high technology, manufacturing, service, retail and agriculture. It is the council seat of the Queanbeyan City Council. In 2006, Queanbeyan had a population of 34,084 people.

Following the location of Canberra
Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory , south-west of Sydney, and north-east of Melbourne...

, Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

's federal capital, just 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west, Queanbeyan's growth was first , then assisted as it became an integral part of the capital city's economy. The word Queanbeyan is the anglicised form of 'Quinbean' - an Aboriginal word meaning "clear waters".

History


The town grew from a squattage held by ex-convict
Convict
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 as simply a "con". Convicts are often called prisoners or inmates. Persons convicted and sentenced to non-custodial sentences often are not termed...

 and inn keeper, Timothy Beard, on the banks of the Molonglo River
Molonglo River
The Molonglo River rises on the western side of the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia in the state of New South Wales. Its source is on the other side of the mountain range from where the Shoalhaven River rises, in Tallaganda state forest at ~1200 metres altitude...

 in what is now Oaks Estate. The town centre of Queanbeyan is located on the Queanbeyan River
Queanbeyan River
The Queanbeyan River is a tributary of the Molonglo River and part of Murray-Darling Basin. The river is 70 kilometres in length and the river catchment is 96,000 hectares in size...

, a tributary of the Molonglo River
Molonglo River
The Molonglo River rises on the western side of the Great Dividing Range of eastern Australia in the state of New South Wales. Its source is on the other side of the mountain range from where the Shoalhaven River rises, in Tallaganda state forest at ~1200 metres altitude...

 and about one mile east of Oaks Estate.

Queanbeyan was officially proclaimed a township in 1838 when the population was about 50. The local parish was also known by that name and later still the member for the electorate of Queanbeyan held a seat in the legislative assembly of the colony of NSW. On 28 November 1837 the Colonial Secretary announced the appointment of Captain Alured Tasker Faunce as resident police magistrate at Queanbeyan. His homestead, called Dodsworth, was situated on the banks of the Queanbeyan river opposite the town.

Traces of gold were discovered in 1851 and lead and silver mines also flourished briefly. Settlers were harassed by bushranger
Bushranger
Bushrangers, or bush rangers, originally referred to runaway convicts in the early years of the British settlement of Australia who had the survival skills necessary to use the Australian bush as a refuge to hide from the authorities...

s, of which James Shaw, William Millet, and John Rueben, John Tennant
John Tennant
John Tennant was an Australian bushranger who was active around the Canberra district in the 1820s. Mount Tennent is named after him as it was on the slopes of this steep mountain behind the village of Tharwa where he would hide....

, Jacky Jacky, Frank Gardiner
Frank Gardiner
Frank Gardiner was a noted Australian bushranger of the 19th century. He was born in Scotland about 1827 and migrated from to Australia as a child with his parents in 1834,. His real name was Francis Christie, though he often used one of several other aliases including Gardiner, Clarke or Christie...

 and Ben Hall were some of the more notorious. In 1836, a Post Office was established.

The Commercial Banking Company of Sydney Limited (CBC, now part of the National Australia Bank
National Australia Bank
National Australia Bank is one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia in terms of market capitalisation and customers. NAB is ranked 17th largest bank in the world measured by market capitalisation...

) opened in Queanbeyan on 19 September 1859. The Bank of New South Wales
Westpac
Westpac , is a multinational financial services, one of the Australian "big four" banks and the second-largest bank in New Zealand....

 began service in Queanbeyan in 1878. The Golden Age (now The Queanbeyan Age
The Queanbeyan Age
The Queanbeyan Age is a weekly newspaper based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. First published on the 15th September, 1860 by John Gale and his brother, Peter Francis Gale, The Golden Age, as it was known at the time, was the first newspaper of the small township on the banks of the...

) was Queanbeyan's first newspaper and was founded in 1860 by John Gale
John Gale (journalist)
John Gale was the founder of the Queanbeyan Age, the first newspaper to serve Queanbeyan District...

. 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.

The Salvation Army
Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is a Protestant Christian church known for its thrift stores and charity work. It is an international movement that currently works in over a hundred countries....

 claimed an outpost in Queanbeyan in 1884.

Queanbeyan, an increasingly successful primary producing district, was proclaimed a Municipality in February 1885 incorporating an area of 5,700 acres (23 km²). The railway reached Queanbeyan railway station
Queanbeyan railway station, New South Wales
Queanbeyan is a railway station located on the border of Queanbeyan, New South Wales and Oaks Estate, Australian Capital Territory, Australia on CountryLink's Canberra Line. The station has a single platform capable of accommodating approximately 6 Xplorer cars...

 in 1887 and it became the junction for the lines going to Canberra
Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory , south-west of Sydney, and north-east of Melbourne...

 and Bombala. The town is served by the twice-daily Countrylink
CountryLink
CountryLink is the operator of passenger rail services in country New South Wales, Australia and into Queensland and Victoria. It is an operating brand of the Rail Corporation New South Wales, a government-owned entity...

 Xplorer service between Canberra and Sydney
Sydney
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia and the state capital of New South Wales. Sydney is located on Australia's south-east coast of the Tasman Sea. As of June 2010, the greater metropolitan area had an approximate population of 4.6 million people...

.

William James Farrer
William Farrer
William James Farrer was a leading Australian agronomist and plant breeder. Farrer is best remembered as the originator of the "Federation" strain of wheat, distributed in 1903...

, 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. 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.

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 1911 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 one of Queanbeyan's hotels.

Queanbeyan was granted city status on 7 July 1972. 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
Canberra Raiders
The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership since 1982...

 rugby league
Rugby league
Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 by a split from Rugby Football Union over paying players...

 team played their home games in Queanbeyan, at Seiffert Oval
Seiffert Oval
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 its existence . It also hosted an ACTRU v The British and Irish Lions fixture in 1989. It is now used to host games of the Queanbeyan Blues Rugby League...

.

Today


Queanbeyan is a regional centre providing the opportunity for people to work in Canberra
Canberra
Canberra is the capital city of Australia. With a population of over 345,000, it is Australia's largest inland city and the eighth-largest city overall. The city is located at the northern end of the Australian Capital Territory , south-west of Sydney, and north-east of Melbourne...

 and live in New South Wales
New South Wales
New South Wales is a state of :Australia, located in the east of the country. It is bordered by Queensland, Victoria and South Australia to the north, south and west respectively. To the east, the state is bordered by the Tasman Sea, which forms part of the Pacific Ocean. New South Wales...

. The city is home to a large shopping centre known as Riverside Plaza. Queanbeyan has most of the major fast food outlets including KFC and many speciality stores. Queanbeyan has two government high schools, Queanbeyan High and Karabar High. Queanbeyan primary schools include Queanbeyan South Public School, Queanbeyan West Public School, Queanbeyan East Public School, Queanbeyan Public School, Jerrabomberra Public School and St. Gregory's
St. Gregory's, Queanbeyan
St. Gregory's is a Catholic school in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia. Catering for several hundred students, it is the only Catholic school in Queanbeyan. It also draws students from Jerrabomberra...

. 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. The city is served by the privately owned bus company, Deane's Buslines
Deane's Buslines
Deane's Buslines is a privately owned bus company that operates through Queanbeyan, Jerrabomberra and Canberra. It has over 10 different routes and now runs services to Bungendore....

. On 16 December 2006, level 3 water restrictions
Water restrictions in Australia
Water restrictions have been enacted in many cities and regions in Australia, which is the Earth's driest inhabited continent, in response to chronic water shortages resulting from the drought. Depending upon the location, these can include restrictions on watering lawns, using sprinkler systems,...

 were introduced for the first time in Queanbeyan. Queanbeyan is protected by two fire services, NSWFB and a NSWRFS Volunteer Brigade (Queanbeyan City Brigade)

Commerce and industry


Queanbeyan has two light manufacturing/industrial precincts centred on Gilmore Road and Yass Road. The Queanbeyan Solar Farm with 720 Solar Panels has a generating capacity of 50 kW, and is located in the Yass Road area.

Sport and culture


Queanbeyan has a strong sporting culture. One of the major sports in Queanbeyan is Rugby League
Rugby league
Rugby league football, usually called rugby league, is a full contact sport played by two teams of thirteen players on a rectangular grass field. One of the two codes of rugby football, it originated in England in 1895 by a split from Rugby Football Union over paying players...

. 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
Australian rules football
Australian rules football, officially known as Australian football, also called football, Aussie rules or footy is a sport played between two teams of 22 players on either...

 team, the Queanbeyan Tigers, and a successful Rugby Union
Rugby union
Rugby union, often simply referred to as rugby, is a full contact team sport which originated in England in the early 19th century. One of the two codes of rugby football, it is based on running with the ball in hand...

 team, the Queanbeyan Whites
Queanbeyan Whites
The Queanbeyan Whites are a rugby union team based in Queanbeyan, New South Wales.-Club history:The Queanbeyan Whites were established in 1954, joining the ACTRU Competition in 1955...

, who secured two premierships in 2007 by claiming the first grade and colts titles. Queanbeyan has fostered many rugby superstars including Ricky Stuart
Ricky Stuart
Ricky Stuart is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player of the 1980s and 90s. He is currently the head coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, having replaced Craig Bellamy following a fifth consecutive failure in the 2010 series...

, David Campese
David Campese
David Ian Campese , also known as Campo, is a former Australian rugby union player. Campese was capped by the Wallabies 101 times, and held the world record for the most tries in test matches until Daisuke Ohata scored his 65th try playing for Japan on 14 May 2006...

, Matt Giteau
Matt Giteau
Matthew Giteau is an Australian rugby union footballer, a former international who now plays for the French Top 14 side Toulon. He attended St Edmund's College, Canberra, which has produced other Wallabies including George Gregan, Matt Henjak and the former rugby league star and now coach Ricky...

, Matt Henjak
Matt Henjak
Matt Henjak is an Australian rugby union player. His position of choice is scrum-half. Henjak, of Croatian ancestry, is the nephew of former rugby league half-back and Brisbane Broncos head coach Ivan Henjak...

, Anthony Faingaa
Anthony Faingaa
Anthony Fainga'a started his professional rugby career alongside his twin brother Saia Fainga'a at the Brumbies in Canberra, after growing up in nearby Queanbeyan.-Career:...

 and Saia Faingaa
Saia Faingaa
Saia Fainga'a is an Australian rugby union player.-Career:Faing'aa was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. He played at hooker for Australia's most successful Super 14 side – Brumbies — replacing Jeremy Paul who retired in 2007. Since making his debut for the Brumbies in 2004 against the...

. Other sporting icons include Mark Webber
Mark Webber
Mark Alan Webber is an Australian Formula One driver.After some racing success in Australia, Webber moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 to further his motorsport career...

, a Formula One
Formula One
Formula One, also known as Formula 1 or F1 and referred to officially as the FIA Formula One World Championship, is the highest class of single seater auto racing sanctioned by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile . The "formula" designation in the name refers to a set of rules with which...

 driver, and local sporting heroes Terry Campese
Terry Campese
Terry Campese is an Australian professional rugby league footballer, of Italian descent for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League competition...

 and Trevor Thurling
Trevor Thurling
Trevor Thurling is an Australian professional rugby league footbaaller for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League competition . He primarily plays in the second-row or at prop....

 who play for the local National Rugby League
National Rugby League
The National Rugby League is the top league of professional rugby league football clubs in Australasia. The NRL's main competition, called the Telstra Premiership , is contested by sixteen teams, fifteen of which are based in Australia with one based in New Zealand...

 team the Canberra Raiders
Canberra Raiders
The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership since 1982...

.

The Queanbeyan Show, which started over 100 years ago, 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.

On 3 December, Queanbeyan hosts an annual Festival of Ability as part of the Don't DIS my ABILITY
Don't DIS my ABILITY
Don’t DIS my ABILITY is an educational campaign in New South Wales , Australia. The project is supported by the 's , to celebrate International Day of Persons with Disabilities....

 campaign, celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The event attracts more than 3,500 people and is a a community celebration, acknowledging the strengths, skills and achievements of people with a disability in the Queanbeyan region.

In March 2008, the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre - the Q - became the new home for the Queanbeyan Players who have provided over thirty years of live theatre and dramatic entertainment for the Queanbeyan community.

Politics


Federally, Queanbeyan lies within the electorate of Eden-Monaro, currently held by the Hon Dr Mike Kelly
Mike Kelly (politician)
Michael Joseph "Mike" Kelly AM, MP , is an Australian politician, elected to the Australian House of Representatives as member for the Division of Eden-Monaro, New South Wales for the Australian Labor Party at the 2007 federal election...

 representing the Australian Labor Party
Australian Labor Party
The Australian Labor Party is an Australian political party. It has been the governing party of the Commonwealth of Australia since the 2007 federal election. Julia Gillard is the party's federal parliamentary leader and Prime Minister of Australia...

.

At a state level, Queanbeyan is the major population centre in the seat of Monaro, and is currently held by John Barilaro
John Barilaro
Giovanni Domenic 'John' Barilaro, an Australian politician, is an independent Councillor of Queanbeyan City Council since 2008. He is a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly representing the electoral district of Monaro for the National Party of Australia since 2011.-Early years and...

 of The Nationals.

Historical places and monuments


The oldest memorial stone in Queanbeyan is that to Anna Maria Faunce (born 30 November 1838), the eight month old daughter of Captain Alured Tasker Faunce.

Notable residents



(B) denotes that the person was born there.
  • Susie Balogh - Gold Medal-winning Olympic shooter.
  • David Campese
    David Campese
    David Ian Campese , also known as Campo, is a former Australian rugby union player. Campese was capped by the Wallabies 101 times, and held the world record for the most tries in test matches until Daisuke Ohata scored his 65th try playing for Japan on 14 May 2006...

     - retired Wallaby
    Australia national rugby union team
    The Australian national rugby union team is the representative side of Australia in rugby union. The national team is nicknamed the Wallabies and competes annually with New Zealand and South Africa in the Tri-Nations Series, in which they also contest the Bledisloe Cup with New Zealand and the...

     winger
  • Terry Campese
    Terry Campese
    Terry Campese is an Australian professional rugby league footballer, of Italian descent for the Canberra Raiders of the National Rugby League competition...

     - present Canberra Raiders
    Canberra Raiders
    The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership since 1982...

    , NSW Blues and Kangaroo's player
  • Anthony Faingaa
    Anthony Faingaa
    Anthony Fainga'a started his professional rugby career alongside his twin brother Saia Fainga'a at the Brumbies in Canberra, after growing up in nearby Queanbeyan.-Career:...

     - Rugby Union player for the Queensland Reds
    Queensland Reds
    The Queensland Reds represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union in the Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby competition. Prior to 1996 they were a representative team selected on merit from the rugby union club competitions in Queensland...

     and Wallabys
  • Saia Faingaa
    Saia Faingaa
    Saia Fainga'a is an Australian rugby union player.-Career:Faing'aa was born in Queanbeyan, New South Wales. He played at hooker for Australia's most successful Super 14 side – Brumbies — replacing Jeremy Paul who retired in 2007. Since making his debut for the Brumbies in 2004 against the...

     - Rugby Union player for the Queensland Reds
    Queensland Reds
    The Queensland Reds represent Queensland in the sport of rugby union in the Southern Hemisphere Super Rugby competition. Prior to 1996 they were a representative team selected on merit from the rugby union club competitions in Queensland...

     and Wallabys
  • David Furner
    David Furner
    David Furner is an Australian professional rugby league football coach and former player. He is the current head coach of the Canberra Raiders of the NRL...

     - former Kangaroos, NSW Blues and Canberra Raiders player, Canberra Raiders Coach
  • Matt Giteau
    Matt Giteau
    Matthew Giteau is an Australian rugby union footballer, a former international who now plays for the French Top 14 side Toulon. He attended St Edmund's College, Canberra, which has produced other Wallabies including George Gregan, Matt Henjak and the former rugby league star and now coach Ricky...

     - present-day Australian Wallaby player, Australia's highest ever paid domestic player of any code, plays for Western Force
    Western Force
    Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super Rugby competition. They first competed in the 2006 season and finished with the wooden spoon in that year, however their performances greatly improved in 2007. In 2008 they finished in 8th...

  • Brad Haddin - Australian cricketer
  • Matt Henjak
    Matt Henjak
    Matt Henjak is an Australian rugby union player. His position of choice is scrum-half. Henjak, of Croatian ancestry, is the nephew of former rugby league half-back and Brisbane Broncos head coach Ivan Henjak...

     - former Wallaby
    Wallaby
    A wallaby is any of about thirty species of macropod . It is an informal designation generally used for any macropod that is smaller than a kangaroo or wallaroo that has not been given some other name.-Overview:...

     halfback, former player for the Western Force
    Western Force
    Western Force is a rugby union team based in Perth, Western Australia playing in the international Super Rugby competition. They first competed in the 2006 season and finished with the wooden spoon in that year, however their performances greatly improved in 2007. In 2008 they finished in 8th...

  • Joe Janiak - former taxi driver, owner/trainer of gelding racehorse Takeover Target
    Takeover Target
    Takeover Target is a much travelled Australian Thoroughbred racehorse who has won top sprinting races in each of the five major cities in Australia as well as the United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore....

    ,a Group One winner in each Australian State
  • George Lazenby
    George Lazenby
    George Robert Lazenby is an Australian actor and former model, best known for portraying James Bond in the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service.-Early life:...

     - (born 1939), actor, the only Australian to play James Bond
    James Bond
    James Bond, code name 007, is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections. There have been a six other authors who wrote authorised Bond novels or novelizations after Fleming's death in 1964: Kingsley Amis,...

    , in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the sixth spy film in the James Bond series, based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming. Following the decision of Sean Connery to retire from the role after You Only Live Twice, Eon Productions selected an unknown actor and model, George Lazenby...

    .
  • Brent Kite
    Brent Kite
    Brent Kite is an Australian professional rugby league footballer currently playing in the NRL with the Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles. A Tonga and Australia international, and New South Wales State of Origin representative front-row forward, he has played club football for the St. George Illawarra...

     - NSW Blues and Australian rugby league player
  • Hau Latukefu
    Koolism
    Koolism is an Australian hip hop duo originating from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory.The members are lyricist Hau Latukefu and producer/DJ/musician Danielsan Ichiban .-History:Koolism started out in 1992 when Elleson joined a group by the name...

     - ARIA award-winning MC & triple j
    Triple J
    triple j is a nationally networked Australian radio station intended to appeal to listeners between the ages of 18 and 30. The government-funded station is a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation...

     radio & TV presenter
  • Glen Lazarus - former Canberra Raiders
    Canberra Raiders
    The Canberra Raiders are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the national capital city of Canberra, Australian Capital Territory. They have competed in Australasia's elite rugby league competition, the National Rugby League premiership since 1982...

    , Brisbane Broncos
    Brisbane Broncos
    The Brisbane Broncos are an Australian professional rugby league football club based in the city of Brisbane, the capital of the state of Queensland. Founded in 1988, the Broncos play in Australasia's elite competition, the National Rugby League premiership. They have won six premierships and two...

     and Melbourne Storm
    Melbourne Storm
    The Melbourne Storm are an Australian professional rugby league club based in the city of Melbourne. They are the first fully professional rugby league team based in the Australian rules football-dominated state of Victoria....

     football player, NSW Blues, Australia representative
  • Heather McKay
    Heather McKay
    Heather Pamela McKay AM MBE is a retired Australian squash player, who is considered by many to be the greatest female player in the history of the game, and possibly also Australia's greatest-ever sportswoman...

     AM, MBE - Australian squash champion
  • Megan Marcks
    Megan Marcks
    Megan Leanne Marcks was formerly a women's coxless pair rower who represented Australia at two Olympics...

     (née Still) - Olympic women's (pairs) rowing gold medallist
  • Tommy Murphy - award-winning playwright
  • Fergus Pragnell - Australian rower and current member of the Australian Rowing Team
  • Ben Snow - Academy Award Nominee for Visual Effects
  • Ricky Stuart
    Ricky Stuart
    Ricky Stuart is an Australian rugby league football coach and former player of the 1980s and 90s. He is currently the head coach of the New South Wales State of Origin team, having replaced Craig Bellamy following a fifth consecutive failure in the 2010 series...

     - former Raiders, NSW Blues and Kangaroos player, Former Kangaroo's Coach
  • Mark Webber
    Mark Webber
    Mark Alan Webber is an Australian Formula One driver.After some racing success in Australia, Webber moved to the United Kingdom in 1995 to further his motorsport career...

     - Formula 1 driver for Red Bull Racing
    Red Bull Racing
    Red Bull Racing is a Formula One racing team based in Milton Keynes, England which currently holds an Austrian licence. It is, along with Scuderia Toro Rosso, one of two teams owned by beverage company Red Bull GmbH. The team have won two Constructors' Championship titles, in and , becoming the...

     Winner 2010 Spanish, Monaco, British and Hungarian Grands Prix
  • Cam White - International BMX
    BMX
    Bicycle motocross or BMX refers to the sport in which the main goal is extreme racing on bicycles in motocross style on tracks with inline start and expressive obstacles, and it is also the term that refers to the bicycle itself that is designed for dirt and motocross cycling.- History :BMX started...

     Champion

Suburbs

  • Carwoola
  • Crestwood
  • Environa
    Environa, New South Wales
    Environa was a failed real estate development on the border of the ACT and New South Wales .It has long been abandoned, however the original street designs can still be seen on local maps and online sources such as Google Maps.The land itself was originally a subdivision of the grazing...

  • Googong
    Googong, New South Wales
    Googong is a suburb of Queanbeyan, New South Wales, and a parish of the County of Murray located to the south of Queanbeyan. Googong contains the developed areas of Fernleigh Park, Little Burra and Mount Campbell Estate. It borders Jerrabomberra and Karabar on the north and Environa on the west...

  • Greenleigh
    Greenleigh, New South Wales
    Greenleigh is an eastern suburb of the City of Queanbeyan in New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as Dodsworth, Queanbeyan East and known popularly as 'The Hilltop Hood'...

  • Jerrabomberra
  • Karabar
    Karabar, New South Wales
    Karabar is a suburb of Queanbeyan, New South Wales. It is at the southern part of the developed area of Queanbeyan—-bordering the suburbs of Queanbeyan East, Jerrabomberra, Googong and Queanbeyan. The eastern border of the suburb is defined by the Queanbeyan River.As well as a shopping centre it...

  • Queanbeyan East
    Queanbeyan East, New South Wales
    East Queanbeyan is one of Queanbeyan's newly proclaimed suburbs, lying on the north eastern side of the Queanbeyan River, with the river forming its western boundary...

  • Queanbeyan West
  • Queanbeyan
  • The Ridgeway
  • Royalla
  • Tralee
    Tralee, New South Wales
    Tralee is a future planned suburb of Queanbeyan, New South Wales. It lies south of Jerrabomberra and the site once planned for the future city of Environa....


  • (Oaks Estate
    Oaks Estate, Australian Capital Territory
    Oaks Estate is an urban village situated immediately on the northern side of the NSW-ACT border abutting the township of Queanbeyan in south-eastern New South Wales, Australia. The estate covers an area of approximately 40 hectares and is bound by the Molonglo River to the north, 'The Oaks' to the...

     is sometimes mistakenly assumed to be part of Queanbeyan but is in fact located in the Australian Capital Territory
    Australian Capital Territory
    The Australian Capital Territory, often abbreviated ACT, is the capital territory of the Commonwealth of Australia and is the smallest self-governing internal territory...

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Climate



Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
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

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