Jandowae, a town, is 200 km north-west of Brisbane and 45 km north-west of Dalby. Situated in the western Darling Downs, Jandowae was the principal town of the former Wambo Shire. It is thought that the name was derived from an Aboriginal word describing a camp, waterhole or place on the Jandowae Creek. During the early 1900s it was spelled Jandowaie and Jondowaie.

Further Reading: 

Jack Haselwood, Jandowae town and district history 1847-1988, Jandowae, the author, 1989


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