So this is Day 2 of our trip out to the west of Brisbane and this morning we headed off to Jimbour House.
Where is Jimbour House?
Jimbour House is just out of the Jimbour Township, to find it you just type in “Jimbour Station Road” into your preferred sat nav provider and it should lead you right there.
Also “Jimbour House” works in my map provider and lead us straight there.
After the drive out from the town (It only takes five minutes), we parked the car and had something to eat.
This was a good time to take in the size of the area and to build a bit of excitement of what we were just about to see and look through.
From the car park you could just see the rooftop of Jimbour House peeking at us in the distance.
The first impression of Jimbour Station is that it is a pretty big area and that the brochures don’t do the place justice either.
I think I will put a few photos for you to see here, but if you want to see more you can head to my photo album “Jimbour House” on G+ and this will have the rest of them for you to see.
I have to say here too, the Jimbour House website has some amazing information about the history of the whole Jimbour Station and also the Jimbour area as a whole.
Pretty much everything is written about, in detail on their website, so they have done a fantastic job and it should be a “must read” before you head there.
The first building to look at is The Water Tower.
Erected in the 1870’s, The Water Tower was supplied from the first windmill to be built in the region, and provided water pressure to the to the whole of the Jimbour Station.
The Water Tower is still used today for supplying water to the station and from what we could see used for catering preparation or similar.
Behind The Water Tower, other than the rolling fields is the Bell Family Monument.
This monument was erected after the death of Sir Joshua Peter Bell after he passed in 1881.
Sir Joshua Peter Bell was the sole owner of Jimbour house from 1874 after the death of his father Thomas Bell.
Another tablet was added to the monument after the passing of Joshua Thomas Bell in 1911, and also another added in 2002 in remembrance of Lady Bell.
As you start to walk down the bitumen road towards Jimbour House you pass on your left The Jimbour Chapel.
The Jimbour Chapel was built in 1868 and has been used by many different denominations through its history as well as being used as a school and a cinema too.
I’ll leave it there for now as I will write about Jimbour House next as we head down the road again past the Bottle Tree that was planted in 1925.
What an amazing place Jimbour Station is….
* Read about the next part of our Dalby Road Trip here “Jimbour House and Gardens”
* Or if you want to head back to the start of the holiday here, “Road Trip Out West”