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Alison Shaw

Tambo's Teddy bears poet

Tambo’s Teddy Bears in Verse

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Inspired to learn of the Teddies enterprise during a difficult time for the wool industry; a couple of ladies chipping in at near ground zero to pull a little town up by its bootlaces poet, Robert Raferty was moved to pen the poem, ‘Tambo’s Teddy Bears’ on 19th November, 1995. Robert Raftery is a master storyteller, and writer of verse. He is able to bring an audience to an inconceivable point of inspired emotion, with classic pieces, such as ‘We’re Goin’ for Gold!!!’, ‘Why Do We Call em’ Wallabies, Dad?’, and ‘Black Magic – Green and Gold’. We were delighted…

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Tambo Teddies – Fit for Royalty

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We couldn't believe our luck! Another gorgeous Tambo Teddy was chosen by the Government as Queensland's gift for Royalty. Six days before Prince Harry and Meghan were to visit Queensland, Alison's mobile rang and an aide from the Premier's office said the Premier would like to speak with her and asked if she was able to take the call?...…..................……..Ah yes...........happy to chat, Annastacia! And the reason for the call ..................to order a Tambo Teddy for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as Queensland's gift. A little bit of deja vu...……...A Tambo Teddy was Queensland's gift to Prince William, Kate and...
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Tambo Teddies wool products

We Love Wool!

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From the 8th – 21st October, The Campaign for Wool’s annual UK Wool Week will mark its ninth year with an extended programme of events, exhibitions, activities and initiatives designed to educate, inspire and promote the benefits of wool. The Campaign for Wool began in October 2010 with a launch event that saw London’s historic tailoring street Savile Row transformed into a pasture upon which fifty sheep grazed. Over 100 companies participated in Wool Week and thousands of consumers took part in activities such as knitting and felting. As lovers of Wool, we thought we thought this period was a…

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Bear 45000 Drought bear Stirling Downs Stormy

Bear 45000 joins the Drought Appeal

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Bear 45,000 aptly named Stirling Downs Stormy has joined his mates at the Western Queensland Drought Appeal to help raise funds to support our communities who are experiencing the on-going impacts of this extended drought. The Drought has been hitting the region hard for several years and it is not only the farmers who are hurting, many small businesses in the towns across the region are struggling too. People have been tightening their belts and many small retail businesses in western towns are struggling with a substantially reduced revenue. Businesses have become more innovative where they can, using digital tools...
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Baby Austin with his Tambo Teddy and sheepie

Baby Austin’s Battle

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Baby Austin was born in March, 2018 into a loving family with Mum, Amy and Dad, Andrew by his side, he was adored by his brother and sister, Archie and Abby. Austin was reaching all his goals and milestones, then he started getting a bit of reflux and this little baby started playing havoc for mum. Amy thought things were a little strange when he went off his food and started getting a temperature! Up to the hospital she went where they monitored him for the night but with no answers, they referred him to see a paediatrician when they…

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Dyaln says competition Dylan loves his sheepskin but its not a teddy bear

Dylan says………

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What did Dylan have to say competition? The youngest member of the Tambo Teddy family, Dylan, is now eight months old and becoming a real character. Being very mobile (the fastest crawler in Tambo!) he can cut some moves around the shop on a Saturday morning - and the best fun is exploring! Ribbons, tags, teddies....anything within reach. Dylan managed to sit still long enough for us to catch a couple of piccies of him and we thought it would be fun to run a competition to see what people thought he might be saying (if he could talk!). Loads...
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Painted pet roack appeared at Tambo Teddies

Pet Rocks for Teddy Bears

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A couple of cutely painted pet rocks mysteriously appeared on our teddy bear seat out from of the shop. We were quite amused and had no idea where they had come from, a little bit of research uncovered that we were now part of a new global craze! This craze has kids all over the world getting outdoors to play hide and seek with hand-painted pet rocks. It has been praised as a cheap and easy way to get kids away from technology and outside. The hidden rocks are typically small, flat garden stones with a simple picture or a...
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Tambo Ted Tours

Tambo Ted Tours

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If you go down to the Tambo town today You’re sure of a big surprise! Well, not every day but some days. A few weeks back we gave our first Tambo Ted Tour where two larger than life ‘Big Teds’ greeted a bus load of visitors and took then on a tour of the teddy bear workshop. We roped in local ‘actors’ Melissa Iland and her son Merrick as the Teds, and it was surely the highlight of Merrick’s school holidays! Although the suits are a bit hot, Melissa and Merrick thoroughly enjoyed the experience, as did our visitors who...
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Tambo Teddy Buckland Bill with the crew from the royal flying doctor service

Buckland Bill raising funds for the Royal Flying Doctor

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Recently we sent a Tambo Teddy, Buckland Bill over the range to help Sue McDonald and the Buckland Recreational Club raise funds for the Royal Flying Doctor Service. The Buckland  Recreational Club is a small community group of twenty who have a recreations ground approximately 100 kms west of Springsure, with a shed, tennis court, toilets and airstrip. Each year the group holds an event attended by around 100 people to raise funds to support the RFDS. Bill did the rounds in Springsure and visited the ‘Wings, Wheels & Rugby’ event at Rolleston where raffle tickets were sold to win...
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Chicken racing with Tambo Teddy Bears

Head to Tambo for a school holiday Outback adventure!

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Are you heading to the Outback these school holidays? Well , Tambo is a must stop! We might be a tiny town, but we have plenty to see and do for all the family. There is FREE camping at Stubby Bend, you can set up camp on the banks of the mighty Barcoo, a great spot to have a camp fire, toast a few marshmallows, experience the bush, see the stars and breathe fresh, clean air. From Stubby Bend it is just a short walk into town or you could take the family for a stroll along the Coolibah Walk,…

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