Jericho Shire

Jericho Shire, an area of 21,873 sq km, was generally 400 km west of Rockhampton. It began as a railway work site on the ephemeral Jordan River, thought to be named after an early settler. 'Jericho on the Jordan' was a natural choice.

Further Reading: 

Isabel Hoch, Alpha Jericho: a history, Alpha, Isabel Hoch, 1984

Alpha entry


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