Quandialla

Quandialla is a small farming village near the foot of the Weddin Mountains. Quandialla is a great place for a meal with the Bland Hotel a popular watering hole.

Quandialla named after the aboriginal word for ‘spiney ant eater’ developed in a central location roughly 60km from Grenfell, Wyalong, Forbes, Cootamundra and Young, and the main township between Forbes and Stockinbingal. Wheat yields were high and the area was known for its ability to fatten lambs. First, Second and Third Streets were one chain wide with Glasson Street at one and a half chains wide was planned as the Main Street, however shops sprung up on Second Street and this narrow road became the business centre. The post office opened in 1916. Silos at the railway and a new public school were built in 1922 to replace the original school built in 1912. The brick Hotel ‘The Bland’ was build in 1927.Electricity was installed in 1949.

Quandialla has always had progressive residents with electrically lit tennis courts opened in 1929, a bowling club opened in 1950 and the school turned into a central school with 6 teachers and several bus runs delivering children in from Bimbi, Caragabal and Pullabooka. The CWA was formed in 1928 and their main objective was a Quandialla Hospital.

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