Jimbour, Queensland

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Jimbour
Queensland
JimbourWarMemorialHall.JPG
War memorial hall
Jimbour is located in Queensland
Jimbour
Jimbour
Coordinates 26°58′S 151°13′E / 26.967°S 151.217°E / -26.967; 151.217Coordinates: 26°58′S 151°13′E / 26.967°S 151.217°E / -26.967; 151.217
Population 185 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 4406
Location
LGA(s) Western Downs Region
State electorate(s) Warrego
Federal Division(s) Maranoa

Jimbour is a town in the northern Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is located in the Western Downs Region local government area, 236 kilometres (147 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Jimbour and the surrounding area had a population of 185.[1]

History[edit]

The town name was first used by 1841 by Henry Dennis for his pastoral run, with the apparent meaning of either "sheep" or "good grass" in an unrecorded Aboriginal language.[2]

The Jimbour Memorial Hall is the second such building on that site, the first having blown down in a severe storm in 1949. [3]

Amenities[edit]

Facilities in the town include a primary school, a post office, butchery and a town hall.[4]

Heritage listings[edit]

Jimbour has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Jimbour East (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  2. ^ "Jimbour". Place name details. The State of Queensland (Department of Natural Resources and Water). Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  3. ^ "Jimbour War Memorial Hall". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Jimbour - historic pasture". Dalby Regional Council. Retrieved 2008-11-04. 
  5. ^ "Jimbour Dry Stone Wall (entry 19535)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-16. 
  6. ^ "Jimbour House (entry 15716)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 2013-07-16.