Jimbour is a town in the locality of Jimbour East, Western Downs Region, Queensland, Australia.[2]


Jimbour is on the Darling Downs, 236 kilometres (147 mi) west of the state capital, Brisbane.


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

In 1877, 40,000 acres (16,000 ha) of land was resumed from the Jimbour pastoral run to establish smaller farms. The land was offered for selection on 24 April 1877.[3]

Jimbour Post Office opened on 1 September 1882.[4]

The Jimbour Memorial Hall is the second such building on that site, the first having blown down in a severe storm in 1949.[5]

At the 2006 census, Jimbour and the surrounding area had a population of 185.[1]


Facilities in the town include a primary school,[6] a post office, butchery and a town hall.[7] Jimbour State School opened on 9 September 1873.[8]

Heritage listings

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


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Jimbour East (Wambo Shire) (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Jimbour - town (entry 17205)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Proclamations under the New Land Acts". The Brisbane Courier. Queensland, Australia. 2 March 1877. p. 3. Retrieved 19 February 2020 – via Trove.
  4. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 10 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Jimbour War Memorial Hall". Monument Australia. Retrieved 3 April 2014.
  6. ^ "Jimbour SS". Retrieved 29 January 2017.
  7. ^ "Jimbour - historic pasture". Dalby Regional Council. Archived from the original on 10 October 2008. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  8. ^ "Opening and closing dates of Queensland Schools". Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  9. ^ "Jimbour Dry Stone Wall (entry 602415)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  10. ^ "Jimbour House (entry 600941)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 16 July 2013.

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