Imbil Homestead, Imbil, Queensland

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bdeh on March 23, 2013

Great that this photo has been saved Ian. Greetings Berend

Ian Stehbens on March 26, 2013

My mother took this photo with a box Brownie camera in 1955, Berend, and I was standing beside her at the time - still remember the moment. It was actually my first visit to Imbil Homestead, actually, and I remember inspecting the very large underground brick-lined tank (well) at the rear of the home. Much of the interior was made from red cedar timber, the prized timber that brought Maryborough timber=getters into our valley in the early days of European occupation and settlement of the area.

Some of this building is still used as a home today, albeit on another site (Riversdale Road, Kandanga) about 12 kms away.

Soon I will write its history adding it to this site. Colourful characters made its history (the local Imbil aboriginal community, Scotsman John D Mactaggart, Irish woman Ellen Lawless, Englishman Elworthy, Grainger, Organ, Tinknell, et al) and the many men who came to the Imbil gold diggings...


bdeh on March 27, 2013

Nice of you to share this information with me Ian. Greetings Berend

ebi lutze on March 30, 2013

Hi Ianrfrom the Group A1-Unique Australia. Can't understand why GE would not take the photo, no matter how old it is. Your Mum took a good photo Land thanks for sharing. we wish you a happy Easter Weekend. Regards Ebi

Peacebuilders Intern… on April 2, 2013

I believe that the file size was too small for GE acceptance, Ebi. I might try enhancing it in Photoshop to see if it might be accepted then, because it is a significant photo, historically. The homestead has been removed completely, though section of it has been relocated and is currently used as a private residence about 10 kms away.

And thanks for your Easter greetings.



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