Tymboo

Celebrating 150 years
of stewardship by the Gittins family

150

Est. 1869

Tymboo station remains unusual in the Logan district for surviving within one family's ownership since being divided from its original squatter's run in the 1860s.

As Brisbane grows into a city of enormous geographic size, whose sprawling borders meld imperceptibly with those of its urban neighbours in Queensland's southern demographic growth corridor, the distinctive character of Tymboo's chronicle as a fragment of S.E. Qld social history resonates all the more strongly for us today.
Aerial view of Tymboo house and extension
View over the cattle yards and sheds
Drone footage over Tymboo house and paddocks
Looking south-west past The Cottage

Latest News

Tymboo Day

8th July 2019

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Tymboo on Saturday. It was wonderful to meet everybody and hear your stories about Tymboo.

Stories
of Tymboo

My memories and love of ‘Tymboo’ date from when I was very young. An older cousin, Margaret Mossom, told me that I was only a few weeks old (Jan 1939) when Mum and Dad (Nyria and Les) brought me to ‘Tymboo’ to meet Grandma and Grandpa (Norman and Hannah). Continue reading

— Pamela Moriarty (nee Gittins)

Over the years, I’ve romanticised the idea of Tymboo in my mind, located as a place of rich imagination as much as in the geography of the Upper Logan.  This response to place has been based on a mixture of vivid childhood memories and more recent research. Continue reading

— Mark Bayly