Jimboomba

Queensland, Australia

History

Originally Gimboomba, Jimboomba is a small, growing suburb in Queensland.

It started out as grazing ground owned by Thomas Dowse in 1845 until 1848, when it was sold to Sydney publican Robert Rowlands. In 1851 it was taken up by Andrew Henderson and used as a sheep run and later cattle grazing. The first hotel was by established Alex and Agnes Jennings in 1880 and was known as the Norfolk Hotel. In 1890, the first school in Jimboomba was established by the Presbyterian Church.

The area continued to grow gradually. A community hall was built in December 1953.

The first main shopping centre was built in 1984.

Hills International College began construction in 1991 on the old property of Andrew Inglis Henderson. Flagstone Community College opened in 2002 as well as Emmaus College.

Why I want to live in Jimboomba

Jimboomba is a small suburb near Mount Tambourine in Queensland. Jimboomba has a Woolworths and Coles, professional services including accountants, solicitors, doctors and pathology, a choice of public & private schooling, day cares, Police, Fire & Ambulance, various takeaway outlets (McDonalds, Red Rooster, Subway, Noodle Box, Eagle Boys) and cafes.This little town is growing and will continue to grow. Flagstone, an estate located within Jimboomba has been named as 1 of 3 satellite cities in SE QLD! It is also a very community minded town, with ‘Caddies’ providing the community with aged & disability support, family support, assisted transport, youth support, Caddies Kitchen, Caddies Meals-on-Wheels, Caddies Food Pantry, Emergency Relief, Caddies No Interest Loans, Caddies Free Tax Help. There are also many other community groups including Jimboomba Quota, Jimboomba Cancer Council & Rotary just to name a few! Jimboomba is also close to the Gold coast and its many theme parks and Brisbane.

My family is also in Queensland around Jimboomba. Like my Grannie and Pa, Auntie Lindy, uncle Kev, my cousins Ben, Pat and Zoe and my God- family. I also used to live there and grew up there attending Logan dance academy, Emmaus College with my many friends, my sisters and my cousins.

The address that I would live at is 12-20 Tea Tree Court, Jimboomba. My old house that we are renting until we move back there.

Notes

Jimboomba's population is approximately 6,288 people, as recorded in the 2006 census and is a very safe and caring community in the Logan City district. Livability is high with the oldest age lived in Jimboomba as 103 years old.

Bibliography

Jimboomba Climate 2013, accessed 8 November 2013, <http://www.worldweatheronline.com/Jimboomba-weather-averages/Queensland/AU.aspx>.


Jimboomba 2013, accessed 8 November 2013,

<http://www.logan.qld.gov.au/about-logan/suburbs/jimboomba>.

By Emily Baker