Queanbeyan is a civilised city south-east of the A.C.T. The city's mixed economy is based on light construction, high technology, manufacturing, service, retail and agriculture. The word Queanbeyan is the anglicised form of 'Quinbean' - an Aboriginal word meaning "clear waters". Queanbeyan was founded 1838 a long time before Canberra. The town grew from a squattage held by ex-convict and inn keeper, Timothy Beard, on the banks of the Molonglo River in what is now Oaks Estate. The people of Queanbeyan are NOT bogans despite what the people of Canberra say. Queanbeyan has a strong sporting culture. With various different sporting clubs. It also strongly respects the arts culture with a huge drama centre called the Q. Queanbeyan is home to many schools such as Qeanbeyan public school, Queanbeyan South, Queanbeyan West, St. Gregs, Karrabar and Queanbeyan High school. Queanbeyan should not just be seen as a pit stop as it was Queanbeyan that helped build Canberra Australias captital.
"Queanbeyan, such a nice place filled with very nice people"city