On the face of it, Jerangle is just another of those blink and you’ll miss it villages. Blinking or no blinking though a trip outto Jerangle is well worth the effort, if only because of the historical buildings and breathtaking scenery on the trip out.
One of the earliest known references to Jerangle was in Gazette number45, dated April 6, 1850. In the Gazette a John Cutmore is listed as claiming the “Gerangle” run of 17,920 acres anda grazing capacity of 4000 sheep.
From there development continued, withthe site where the village now stands providing a focal point for people on properties in the area.
While the present village is not large, there are signs of it being more prosperous in years gone past. Buildings of significance are the Jerangle Public School which celebrated its centenary in 1992. Also contained within the village are the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church. The historic Cemeteries are a step back in time and gives you ideas of the characters that once lived in the region.
While Jerangle may be a small village, there really is more than meets the eye.
Activites and Experiences at Jerangle
Nearest Airport: Canberra