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Famous Faces

Famous Faces

For a small regional town in the middle of the bush, Tenterfield has been home to a number of well-known Australians.

Australia’s favourite entertainer, Peter Allen was born in Tenterfield and made the town famous with his song Tenterfield Saddler, about his grandfather, George Woolnough.

Another of Australia’s favourite sons, Banjo Paterson, also lived in Tenterfield for a short time in the early 1900s.

Sir Henry Parkes delivered his famous Federation Speech to the people of Tenterfield in 1889, and, in doing so he won immortality as the ‘Father of Federation’.


Opening Hours

  • Monday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Tuesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Wednesday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Thursday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Friday 9:00am-4:30pm
  • Saturday 9:00am-4:00pm
  • Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm