Tenterfield

Tenterfield is a town in the northern part of New South Wales. It is located in the New England region of NSW (named after all the Poms who migrated there in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s). 3 hours north is Brisbane and 8 hours south is Sydney.

The town is situated on the north-western part of the Northern Tableland plateau, nestled in a valley, astride the Great Dividing Range and beneath the imposing Mount MacKenzie (1,287m elevation). At the 2015 census Tenterfield had a population of 6,986.

Sir Henry Parkes delivered his Federation Speech in the Tenterfield School of Arts on 24th October 1889. The speech is credited with re-igniting the debate that ultimately led to Federation on 1 January 1901.

One of Tenterfield’s other claims to fame is as the subject of the song ‘Tenterfield Saddler’ written by famous singer songwriter Peter Allen about his Grandfather.

On to the golf, Bob and Siobhan came third in the NSW mixed betterball stroke championships held over 2 days at the Tenterfield Golf Course. Siobhan was also runner up on one of the days of golf and Bob managed a nearest the pin prize.

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