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Jimbour
Queensland
JimbourWarMemorialHall.JPG
War memorial hall
Population: 185
Postcode: 4406
Location:
LGA: Western Downs Region
State District: Warrego
Federal Division: Maranoa

Jimbour is a town in the northern Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia. The town is in the locality of Jimbour East 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.

History

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.

Jimbour Post Office opened on 1 September 1882.

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

Amenities

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

Heritage listings

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

  • Dalby-Jandowae Road: Jimbour Dry Stone Wall
  • 86-371 Jimbour-Malakoff Road: Jimbour Homestead

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