Jimna, Queensland

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Jimna
Queensland
Jimna is located in Queensland
Jimna
Jimna
Coordinates26°39′39″S 152°27′53″E / 26.66083°S 152.46472°E / -26.66083; 152.46472Coordinates: 26°39′39″S 152°27′53″E / 26.66083°S 152.46472°E / -26.66083; 152.46472
Postcode(s)4515
Location
LGA(s)Somerset Region
State electorate(s)Nanango
Federal Division(s)Blair
Suburbs around Jimna:
Kingaham Lake Borumba Lake Borumba
Monsildale Jimna Kenilworth
Sheep Station Creek Sandy Creek Conondale

Jimna is a small town and rural locality in the Somerset Region, Queensland, Australia,[1][2] situated on the Jimna Range approximately 1690 feet (515.11 metres) above sea level.[3][better source needed]

History[edit]

The name Jimna is believed to be an Aboriginal word djimna meaning place of leeches.[1][2]

The first Jimna Post Office opened on 1 July 1868 and closed in 1879. A receiving office was open from 1891 to 1909, and from 1925 until the second Jimna Post Office opened on 1 July 1927. This closed in 1981.[4]

Monsildale Provisional School opened on 2 June 1913. In 1923, the school was moved and renamed Foxlowe Provisional School. On 25 June 1926 it was renamed Jimna Provisional School. On 1 October 1934, it was upgraded to a State School. It was mothballed at the end of 2006 and closed on 31 December 2009. (In about 1941, a separate Monsildale State School was opened but closed about 1961.)[5][6][7]

Commercial loggers Hancock and Gore moved their sawmill from Monsildale to what would become Jimna in 1922. The sawmill was burnt down by fire in 1947.[8]

The state government established a hoop pine nursery at Jimna in 1935. Jimna hall was opened in 1934.[8] When sawmilling contracted in the mid 1970s the town's population reduced significantly.[8]

Heritage listings[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jimna (town) (entry 17229)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Jimna (locality) (entry 44876)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Jimna Fire Tower". Wikipedia. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  6. ^ Queensland Family History Society (2010), Queensland schools past and present (Version 1.01 ed.), Queensland Family History Society, ISBN 978-1-921171-26-0
  7. ^ "Agency ID5357, Jimna State School". Queensland State Archives. Retrieved 8 June 2014.
  8. ^ a b c Environmental Protection Agency (Queensland) (2000). Heritage Trails of the Great South East. State of Queensland. pp. 162–163. ISBN 0-7345-1008-X.
  9. ^ "Jimna Fire Tower (entry 601814)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Jimna Single Men's Barracks (former) (entry 602685)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 12 July 2013.