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Dalby duo ready to shine at Jimbour

18th March 2018

THE talents of our region will be on display this weekend at Jimbour House.

Dalby Regional Arts Council will be hosting their first concert of the year at Jimbour House on Sunday.

Dalby duo Myfanwy and Chris Schenk will be the headline act, as the pianists showcase their talents.

Mrs Schenk said she was looking forward to the weekend concert, as she gets to perform at one of her favourite venues.

“Chris and I first met at University playing piano and we formed our first friendship through that,” she said.

“It is so much fun to the practising for a reason, rather than fitting some time in at the end of the week to play piano, to actually be preparing for something is fun.”

The pair will be playing, Carnival of the Animals, a composition the two first played at university together.

President of the Dalby Regional Arts Council, Helen Gleeson, said the afternoon event will have entertainment for every taste.

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2018-03-16T11:15:46+00:00 March 16th, 2018|

Guided Tours inside Jimbour House

During the Big Skies 2018 Event, Jimbour House will open its doors for a limited number of tours throughout the House itself.

Sunday, 29 April @ 1 pm ,2pm & 3pm

Wednesday 2 May @ 10 am, 11 am, 3 pm & 4 pm

Thursday 3 May @ 10 am

Friday, 4 May @ 10 am & 11 am

Sunday, 6 May @ 3 pm.

$20 per person

Please email admin@russellpastoral.com.au to express your interest

2018-03-16T11:24:23+00:00 February 19th, 2018|

Go camping for charity

ALAN Cutts is going back on the road again – and wants you to come with him.

Last year, the Boreen Point man, shocked at the statistics of farmers and their families as they struggled with costs and the vagaries of weather, decided to organise the Aussie Camping Rally to raise funds through the towns on the journey, with Mr Cutts saying there is an average 18 suicides a week in western Queensland.

This year, the Aussie Camping Rally is kicking off on the morning of April 2 starting at Jimbour House, north of Dalby, the same starting point as 2017, arriving at Routh Creek Station 20k east of Georgetown on April 9.

Fellow travellers can join for all or some of the trip. Towns and stations visited will include Jandowie, Eidsvold, Cracow, Theodore, Middlemount, Capella, Clermont, Baralaba and Charters Towers.

“Many people hear of, but do not fully appreciate, that outback farms and towns are not surviving,” he said.

Mr Cutts said last year’s inaugural rally was enjoyed by 66 people and could have been more.

“It would have been more than 100, but it was two days after Cyclone Debbie had hit and there were a few last-minute cancellations.

“One woman took two days to get from Tenterfield to [the starting point at] Dalby.

“But it went well; we raised a bit of money in the towns.”

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2018-03-18T09:37:26+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Cocktails for a Cure raises funds for Mater Foundation supporting ovarian cancer research

24th February 2018

Cocktails for a Cure (CFAC) is preparing for its third annual even which raises funds for ovarian cancer research.

Cocktails’ founder and committee member, Edwina McVeigh, Dalby, is partnering with local organisations on numerous levels of sponsorship and donations to bring guests a Hampton’s themed event in the beautiful gardens of Jimbour Homestead.

All funds raised will be donated to the Mater Foundation to fund research studies for a cancer that affects about 1400 women each year in Australia.

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2018-02-19T17:59:56+00:00 February 7th, 2018|

Big Skies Camping at Jimbour

27th April 2018

Why not camp with us for Big Skies Festival 2018?!

Camping packages are available for a 10, 6, 3 or 1 night stay.

Camping sites are set at 10x8m and each site is restricted to the following options:

  • Option 1
    A single caravan, a camper-van, a motor home or camper trailer along with an awning and 1 vehicle;
  • Option 2
    2 tents, a gazebo and 1 vehicle

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2018-03-16T11:24:44+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Cinema under the Stars

2nd May 2018

BYO chairs, blankets and rugs and join us on the Jimbour runway to preview a new release movie.

As a preview to the movie, a Smart Phone Short Film Festival will be presented.

This festival is a competition consisting of 3 minute shorts filmed in and/or featuring the Western Downs and must have been produced and edited on a smart phone.

Free Event

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2018-03-18T09:24:34+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Big Night Sky – Guided Tour of the Galaxy

4th May 2018

Join us here where earth meets sky and where you will have the opportunity to view some of the best night skies in the world from within the Jimbour Amphitheatre.

The highly enthusiastic guides will tour you through the southern night skies sharing from their vast well of knowledge on subjects from the basics of astronomy to some of the more mind boggling science of outer space all set to a “galactic score” of a space-themed soundtrack.

Get ready to enjoy the commentary and spectacular views while reclining comfortably in outdoor chairs gazing skyward – BYO chairs, blankets and rugs or hire a recliner!

Free Event

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2018-03-18T09:32:22+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Hot Air Balloon Breakfast

6th May 2018

Join Balloon pilots as they inflate their balloons on the Jimbour Airstrip from early morning before ascending into the sky and creating an exhilarating back drop to our natural landscape.

The Balloon Spectacular will also include some special shape balloons from across the globe adding a sense of novelty to the stunning setting.

Be treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. The atmosphere of the balloons is complemented by a delicious hot breakfast available for purchase along with champagne and orange juice.

6:00 AM

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2018-03-16T11:25:02+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Big Skies – Camp Oven Experience

3rd and 4th May 2018

The camp kitchen will come alive for the ultimate camp oven experience. Enjoy a two course meal consisting of a succulent roast meal with all the trimmings as well as a true-blue Aussie dessert.

This is the perfect opportunity to experience good old fashioned country hospitality whilst watching the sun set.

Camp Kitchen – Jimbour Station
86 Jimbour Station Road, Jimbour, QLD 4406

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2018-03-16T11:25:12+00:00 December 15th, 2017|

Day on the Plain Event at Jimbour

 5 May 2018 | part of the Big Skies Festival

Are you ready to Rock?!

Join us on the Jimbour Ampitheatre to hear some of Australia’s best Rock ‘n’ Roll artists – Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Wendy Matthews, Richard Clapton, Glenn Shorrock, The Eurogliders and, Joe Camilleri & The Black Sorrows.

This is an event not to be missed!

10:00am | Jimbour Ampitheatre | Jimbour House

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2018-03-18T11:43:50+00:00 December 2nd, 2017|