Travelling Australia - Journal 2012
18-19 August 2012 - Tamworth
Tamworth is a large rural centre with far more to it than the annual country music festival which overflows accommodation facilities in the area.

We had a quiet time visiting family members living in Tamworth and did very little sightseeing.
Golden Guitar The Golden Guitar in Tamworth is one of the series of 'big' things on display around Australia. The Golden Guitar, unveiled by Slim Dusty in 1988, is 12 metres high and made of fibreglass and wood with steel reinforcements. It is modelled on the golden guitar awards presented each year to country music artists.

red-rumped parrot Male Red-rumped Parrot (Psephotus haematonotus) feeding in Tamworth caravan park. The female is a dull green overall. This parrot usually feeds in pairs but the brightly coloured male is the one seen first; usually the female will be nearby but not as readily seen.