Australian Towns & Cities
New South Wales: Tamworth
Incorporating photos and Information from Michael Greenslade's former Australian Towns, Cities and Highways site

Named after the English town of the same name, Tamworth, lies at the junction of the Oxley and New England Highways in northern New South Wales is the commercial centre of the Peel Valley and one of the state's key regional centres. It is commonly referred to as the country music capital of Australia as each year in January, Tamworth hosts the Australasian Country Music Awards which attracts thousands of visitors. Also in the area are the Big Golden Guitar to the city's south, Lake Keepit - 50km west is a popular water skiing and boating haven, the Power Station Museum, Oxley Marsupial Reserve, various galleries and walks as well as the magnificent Oxley Scenic Lookout which lies at the summit of the mountain directly behind Tamworth. The city centre is interesting - Peel Street is a shady shopping mecca, lined with various interesting buildings, and the adjacent waterfront of the Peel River is surrounded by several lovely parks.


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NEW Big Golden Guitar:
Big Golden Guitar on New England Hwy (Goonoo Goonoo Rd) at South Tamworth, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth CBD:
Looking north-east along Brisbane Street (New England/Oxley Hwys) approaching the Kable St intersection, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth CBD:
Peel Street, looking south-east, Tamworth, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth CBD:
Peel Street, looking north-west near the Brisbane St intersection, Tamworth, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth CBD:
White Street, looking north-east near the Kable Ave roundabout, Tamworth, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth:
Looking over Tamworth CBD, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth:
Looking west over Tamworth, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

NEW Tamworth:
View over Tamworth from the Oxley lookout, December 2002.

Image © Michael Greenslade

1 Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016 Census Quickstats, Tamworth (UCL)

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