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Alison Shaw

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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peter possum sheepskin tambo teddy puppet

Peter Possum – welcome to the Family

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Welcome to the family! Peter Possum is the newest member of the Tambo Teddy family. Tambo Possum is a Phalangeriformes,  part of the family of marsupials’ native to Australia. Possums are iconic Australian fauna, they are incredibly agile, with a prehensile tip to the tail which can grasp branches as if they have another hand. Possums are not at all aggressive, and if their territory is threatened they prick their ears and try to stare out any invader. Our Peter is a rather shy character, but once he gets to know you he is full of fun and surprises. Although…

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Alison Shaw one of the 100 faces of small business

100 faces of Queensland Small Business – Tambo Teddies

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Alison was fortunate to be selected as one of the 100 faces of small business- an initiative of the Queensland Government to highlight and support small businesses. Here’s our story…………. The town of Tambo has a proud tradition of producing sheepskin teddy bears loved across the globe. A new group of locals have continued the tradition by taking Tambo Teddies into the digital age. The small town of Tambo, located in the heart of Queensland, was hit hard when wool prices crashed while gripped by drought. The tight-knit community was challenged to create a solution and Tambo Teddies, unique teddy…

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Tambo Teddies Hero – Josie Smith

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Josie Smith is the longest serving employee at Tambo Teddies, she even outlasted the original owners.  Moving to Tambo in 1988 when the family purchased their property, Shady Downs, 61 km east of Tambo on the road to Alpha, Josie started with the business in 1993 sewing bears at home. When Josie began, the sewers undertook the whole process, they cut-out the skins and then sewed and stuffed the bears, things then changed, and a new process, where the sewers received the skins already cut out and just had to sew, was implemented. The very first Tambo Teddies had a…

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Tambo Teddies wool campaign, campaigned for the use of the Woolmark

Campaigning for Wool

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Since the beginning, Tambo Teddies have been created from the best Australian woollen sheepskins, they were even stuffed with wool in the early days. But despite being an Australian made, quality sheepskin product Tambo Teddies were denied the right to use the Australian Woolmark. The body responsible for the promotion of wool in the 1990s, the Australian Wool Research and Promotion (AWRAP) considered that the woolmark had a vital role in generating demand for quality woollen clothing and other products, and if the woolmark was extended to ‘certain other items’ it would risk devaluing the symbol. Yes, the ‘certain other…

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