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Wee Jasper

New South Wales, Australia

GoodradigbeeWeeJasperBridge 002.jpg
Bridge across the Goodradigbee River at Wee Jasper
Population: 100 [1]
Postcode: 2582
Coordinates: 35°06′0″S 148°40′0″E / -35.1, 148.666667Coordinates: 35°06′0″S 148°40′0″E / -35.1, 148.666667
Elevation: 617 m (2,024 ft)
LGA: Yass Valley Council
County: Buccleuch
State District: Goulburn
Federal Division: Eden-Monaro

Wee Jasper is a village in the Goodradigbee valley at the western foot of the Brindabella Ranges, near Burrinjuck Dam in New South Wales, Australia in Yass Valley Shire.[2] It is located 80 km north-west of Canberra and 54 km south-west of Yass. At the 2016 census, Wee Jasper and the surrounding area had a population of 100.[1]

History and description[]

Wee Jasper Post Office was first opened in January 1886 and closed in March 1892. Three years later, it was reopened again and remained in service until 1994.[3]

Near the village are several camping and recreation reserves close to numerous caves. The best known cave is Carey's Cave, a system of seven caverns lying just north of the town.[2] Others lie to the north and south, including Dip, Dogleg, Punch-bowl and Signature Caves.[2]

Fossils, including members of the Acanthothoracid placoderm fish family Weejasperaspididae, the primitive placoderm Brindabellaspis stensioi and the prehistoric lungfish, Dipnorhynchus cathlesae, have been found in the area.[4]



  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Wee Jasper (State Suburb)". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 28 June 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places. Surry Hills, NSW: Reader's Digest. 1995. p. 209. ISBN 0-86438-399-1. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-10-27 
  4. ^ Campbell, K.S.W.; R.E. Barwick (1999). "A New Species of the Devonian Lungfish Dipnorhynchus from Wee Jasper, New South Wales" (pdf). Records of the Australian Museum 51(2): 123–140.. Australian Museum. Retrieved 2007-01-30. 
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