Jandowae and District Historic Sites Jandowae and District Historic Sites

 

Athlone Cottage

Originally built around 1890, this slab hut cottage was relocated to the current site in 2001 and lovingly restored by volunteers.  Now a pleasant stoping place and key location for wedding photographs, the Athlone Cottage precinct preserves Jandowae's heritage and reflects the rural life of yesteryear.

Location: Corner of High and Dalby Streets, Jandowae

Dingo Sculpture

Marks the start of the 5,400km Dingo Barrier Fence - the longest fence in the world.  The Dingo Barrier Fence protects 26.5 million hectares of sheep and cattle grazing country in South East Queensland from the menace of dingoes and wild dogs, and is patrolled weekly by maintenance teams.

Location: Corner of George and High Streets, Jandowae

Old Railway Station

Original Jandowae railway station, relocated to Lions Park and now used by local community groups.

Location: Lions Park, High Street, Jandowae

Jandowae War Memorial

A memorial cenotaph commemorating World War I and the locals who were enlisted.

Location: George Street, Jandowae

Miners Monument

Only meters from the original mine shaft, paying tribute to the miners who supplied coal to the steam trains that plied the 'Western Line'.  This was the first government owned coal mine and was opened in 1914.

Location: Warrego Highway, Warra

Richard Best Park

This beautiful little rest area contains a number of significant historical items.  The original railway station has been relocated to this site and the Haystack School building is nearby.

Location: Warrego Highway, Warra

Campsite of Ludwig Leichhardt

The campsite of Ludwig Leichhardt and his party on 4th October 1844 as they passed through the area on their Port Essington expedition.

Location: Lytton Street, Warra

Warra Hall Honour Board

Honouring Warra locals who served in World War I, the board contains 134 names in total (132 men and 2 women).

Location: Warra Memorial Hall, Warrego Highway, Warra

Jimbour Tractor

A classic Clayton Shuttleworth tractor, the first tractor to plough the Jimbour Plain and a testament to the early pioneers of the area.

Location: Jimbour Recreation Reserve, Dalby-Jandowae Road, Jimbour

Leichhardt Monument

Marks the site where Leichhardt and his party camped during their Port Essington expedition in 1844.

Location: Beside the Jimbour Tractor

Jimbour House

A majestic and charming heritage-listed homestead on the great pastoral run, Jimbour Station.  Jimbour Station was first taken up as a grazing lease by Richard Scougall in the early 1840s. Please visit www.jimbour.com to explore the history of this beautiful homestead.

Location: Jimbour Station, Jimbour Station Road, Jimbour

Historic Jimbour Cemetery

The resting place of Jimbour's pioneers, this little cemetery dates from 1857-1905.

Location: Jimbour Station Road, Jimbour