Historic Sites Historic Sites

There are many fascinating stories throughout Our Western Downs that have shaped the way we live today. On the western side of Warra you'll see a monument dedicated to the first miners in the district, and further west past Brigalow is the Cactoblastis memorial hall, the only building in Queensland dedicated to an insect! Other iconic monuments include Kogan's 'The Man Who Steadies the Lead' and 'Bush Friendship' sculptures along the Hugh Sawrey Walkway and Condamine's large replica of the famous Condamine 'Bullfrog' Bell, first fashioned in Condamine in 1868. Nearby is the Condamine Flood Boat, a memorial to those who have lost their lives in floods. Imagine life as an early settler at the Athlone Cottage precinct in Jandowae and view the town's Dingo Sculpture, which represents the famous 5,400km Dingo Barrier Fence located in the area. Wander through the gardens at historic Jimbour House and view the number of original buildings on the station. Several townships, including Dulacca and Drillham, also have historical commemorative sites recognising the hard times of yesteryear.