Joan's Leap is significant to the people in the district because of the following event which unfolded in the gold era of the time. It is situated aproximatley 1km East of the townsite along Boodarockin Rd on the edge of the edna May mine boundary.
Story has it that a school girl named Joan, was running along a High Mullock dump (rock from which gold has been extracted)not knowing that there was an uncovered mine shaft of approximately 200ft in depth in her path. With split second thinking the running event was changed into a long jump event, which would have put any Olympic athlete to shame. Joan landed on the opposite side of the shaft with little room to spare.