So our morning was finished at Jimbour House and so it was time for a drive to the next town of Jandowae for lunch and to check out a few of the old buildings in the town, the dingo fence display, and then on to where the dingo fence starts its journey from Queensland down to South Australia.
It takes around 15 minutes to drive to Jandowae from Jimbour and it is a straight road all the way.
If you are driving from Jimbour House like we were it will add another 5 minutes to the drive, so it will end up taking 20 minutes or so if you aren’t intent on breaking any land speed records and want to enjoy the scenery.
Now Jandowae has had three name changes throughout its history, the first was Jindoweie which was/is an indigenous word for waterhole.
The second variation of name came from the name of jack or John Dowaie who had a grain handling shed on the banks of the creek that was named “Jondowaie Camp”.
Lastly the area was renamed Jandowae when the railway arrived in the area in 1914.