Jennings - NSW

  Population - Town

Position

DEG: -28.92495 151.930603
DMS: 28º 55' 29.82" S 151º 55' 50.17" E
UTM: 56 J 6799859mN 395762mE
Altitude: 878.01m

Description

Place Type

Population - Population - Town

Location

193.63kms SouthWest of Brisbane - Driving 254 km (3 hours 1 min)
551.67kms North of Sydney - Driving 681 km (7 hours 49 mins)

Address & Contact

New England Hwy
Jennings NSW 2372
Phone: N/A
Email: N/A
Web: N/A

Information

Jennings is the NSW side of the NSW-Qld Border at Wallangarra / Jennings.
The Queensland Main Roads Commission built an Ammunition Depot for the Australian Army at Jennings (NSW) near Wallangarra (QLD) during WW2. This was known as the 1 Advanced Ammunition Depot (1AAD).
Some buildings were built with the assistance of the Tenterfield Shire Council on the New South Wales side of the border in one depot area.
Five semi-underground ammunition shelters were initially constructed. At a later stage ten timber structures and seventy Williams huts were erected. Some other buildings were also erected by separate contractors. The whole area was fenced. Roads within the depot area and a bitumen-sealed road from the depot to the special two-gauge railway siding were also constructed. Minimum clearing of trees was permitted in the area to help camouflage the depot from aerial reconnaissance.Whilst there was some confusion by the NSW authorities in the early years whether to call their side of the railway station Wallangarra or Jennings, they finally settled on Wallangarra around April 1904. Hence there is no Jennings Railway Station.
During WW2 thousands of Allied troops passed through Wallangarra Railway Station on their way north or south. Due to wartime secrecy arrangements, railway staff were only given about 2 hours notice of the arrival of a troop train. This gave the dedicated railway staff enough time to cook and serve on arrival, hearty meals of sausages, mashed potato and gravy. A file exists in the National Archives Australia about and explosion at the 36 Australian Employment Company (utilising Javanese POW's / internees and German prisoners of war) at Wallangarra.





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Closest Weather Station

Tenterfield at 13/09:00am EST
Distance from Jennings 16.05km SE
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
7.5°C4.5°C78%4.0°ChPa0.1mmNE9km/hr
5knots
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Closest Climatic Station

Tenterfield (Federation Park)
Distance from Jennings 16.05km SE
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C27.126.124.621.818.015.014.416.019.522.324.826.6
Mean Min. °C14.414.312.48.54.92.41.01.84.78.010.813.0
Mean Rain mm115.794.980.047.148.650.654.343.750.976.985.1105.2

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