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Gayndah

Rising 106 metres above sea level, Gayndah is a town built on the Burnett River in the Wide Bay - Burnett Region of Queensland. Situated on the Burnett Highway, the area is approximately 326 kilometres north-west of Brisbane, the state capital. With an estimated population of 1,745 residents over a 2,639-square-kilometre area, its primary industries include agriculture, fishing, and forestry.

The origins of Gayndah dates back to 1843 when explorations in the area started. A townsite was chosen and the town itself was established and first settled in 1849, making it the oldest in Queensland. While the exact origin of its name is uncertain, it is believed to have been derived from either of two Aboriginal words-guindah (meaning, "thunder") or ngainta (meaning, "place of scrub").

Serving as Council Seat to the Local Government Area of the North Burnett Region, the town of Gayndah is represented in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland by the Electoral District of Callide, as well as by the Federal Division of Flynn in the Australian House of Representatives.

Exuding a country ambiance, Gayndah features a number of cultural, historical, and natural attractions that residents and visitors alike can experience. Some of the town's most popular events and sites include the Gayndah Museum and Information Centre, Gayndah Orange Festival, Gayndah Windmill, The Big Orange, and The Historic Centre.


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