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Winter Gala brings glamour to Jimbour

More than 4oo people from the Dalby community attended Cocktails for a Cure Winter Gala at historical Jimbour House to raise vital funds for ovarian cancer research.

With a black-tie and gown crowd and an air of sophistication to go with its grand ballroom Hangar, it truly was a glamorous affair.

Western Downs Mayor Paul McVeigh hosted the event with remarks from an array of voices including event founder Edwina McVeigh and Mater Foundation Professor John Hooper, the consistent themes of community, awareness and action were particularly poignant.

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2019-06-14T09:08:54+10:00June 14th, 2019|

From Finland with love, Finnish Return to Eden superfans make Aussie pilgrimage

7News | 27th April 2019

Home & Away and Neighbours have endured on Australian television screens for three decades and found devoted audiences around the world.

They’ve especially delighted British viewers, keen for their vicarious share of the sunny seaside and suburbs Down Under.

Although not as well known, Aussie soap Return to Eden – which ran for just 22 episodes more than 30 years ago – has had its own international success.

In France, 13 years of re-runs ensured a regular audience, while the Dynasty-style show was an unlikely hit in Finland.

Return to Eden aired for only one season in 1986, after first being televised as a three-part mini-series in 1983.

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2019-04-29T09:41:43+10:00April 29th, 2019|

Jimbour House hosts cultural connoisseurs

Dalby Herald | 28th March 2019

JIMBOUR House was bought to life with the sound of music on Sunday, as Toowoomba-based singer Cassie Midgely and pianist Tonia Paroz wowed audiences with their musical prowess and abilities during On Stage Favourites.

The drawing room of the historic house was packed out with excited musical lovers who came for an afternoon of culture.

The original performer, Calista Walters, was forced to pull out of the performance just days prior because of illness, but was quick to replace her talents with fellow soprano Ms Midgley.

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2019-03-29T11:56:12+10:00March 29th, 2019|

Cocktails for a Cure

8th June 2019

Cocktails for Cure (CFAC) will host its first ever WINTER event at the beautiful historical Jimbour House on Saturday, 8th June 2019.

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.

from 5PM | Dress code: Black tie | This is an 18+ event

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2019-03-20T07:26:50+10:00March 20th, 2019|

Airs and graces of a true lady

Dalby Herald | 2nd March 2019

IN THE late 1870s it seemed life was at its best for Lady Bell.

The family had settled into the grand home at Jimbour and her children were doing well.

Her husband Joshua Peter had not long been knighted and was an established political figure in Queensland.

Little did she realise the changes and sadness that lay ahead.

As Margaret Miller D’Orsey, she was born in Clare, Ireland in 1841, the daughter of Dr D’Orsey who came to Australia several years later.

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2019-03-04T11:03:01+10:00March 4th, 2019|

Exploring Jimbour House – Queensland Weekender

Jimbour House lies about 20 minutes north of Dalby.

Back in its glory days, its holding stretched over 120,000 hectares and was home to 200 people and over 300,000 sheep. Today the property is a much more modest 4,500 hectares. It’s still a working station, with about 2000 head of cattle.

The main attraction at Jimbour is its grand homestead and gardens.

The gardens are open every day and visitors can explore them on the ‘Living History Walk’. All that’s needed is a gold coin donation and a brochure which visitors can pick up at the entrance. The walk is self-guided and explores the fascinating history of the station and the families that called it home.

Watch Queensland Weekender every Saturday afternoon at 5.30pm on Channel 7 Queensland. The program is repeated nationally on 7Two the following Saturday at 12.30pm and is available for a limited time on catch-up TV at Plus7. For more information and great stories about the ultimate way to spend a weekend in Queensland please visit www.queenslandweekender.com.au.

2017-11-02T10:20:53+10:00November 2nd, 2017|

Behind Jimbour House and a Roadside Picnic

Rambling Tart Blog

Entering the gates of Jimbour House is like stepping into the setting for a fairy tale.

Gone are the sun-baked fields and humble farmhouses of rural Queensland. Instead, my friend Sue and I found ourselves in a oasis of beauty and peace, where birds sang and warm wind blew through the tree tops.

Last time I showed you the front of Jimbour House and the wonderful kitchen garden. Today we’re ducking around the side of the house to explore the back.

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2016-07-02T08:40:33+10:00July 2nd, 2016|

Jimbour Event – Tarita Botsman comes to Jimbour

Sunday 13th December 2015

An exquisite concert of classic songs and rare gems. One of Australia’s finest sopranos Tarita Botsman and renowned pianist Glenn Amer come together to bring you an exquisite concert of classic songs and rare gems, following the success of their solo album.

Launched in the South of France, this performance was hailed as elegant, sophisticated and moving.

Musical highlights include an unpublished Donizetti song, the Indian Love Lyrics song cycle, the old time favourite ‘Summertime’ and Tosti’s ‘Good-Bye’.

Join us for a rare and exciting opportunity to hear musical treasures performed by this acclaimed duo.

5:00pm | Jimbour House

Tickets: $55 Adult | $50 Concession | $48 Groups 5+

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2017-05-19T07:05:37+10:00November 23rd, 2015|