Category: Tenterfield, New South Wales

Categories: New South Wales, Places

Name: Tenterfield, New South Wales
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Tenterfield is a regional town in New South Wales, Australia; located at the northern end of the New England region, at the intersection of the New England and Bruxner Highways. Tenterfield's proximity to many regional centres and its position on the route between Sydney and Brisbane led to its development as a centre for the promotion of the federation of the Australian colonies. In 1841, Sir Stuart Donaldson, the first premier of New South Wales, was running 18,000 sheep on a property that he named Tenterfield Station, after a family home, Tenterfield House, in Haddington, Scotland. In 1858 gold was discovered nearby at Drake (Fairfield) and shortly afterwards at Timbarra and Boonoo Boonoo.

Notable residents include: Peter Allen, an entertainer who was born in and spent much of his childhood in Tenterfield; Sir Harry Chauvel, born at nearby Tabulam, the first Australian to command a military Corps; A.B. "Banjo" Paterson; and Major J.F. Thomas, a solicitor known for his vigorous defence of Harry "Breaker" Morant.

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