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Matilda needs a new home……

By |2019-06-27T21:02:44+10:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: About Teddy Bears|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Every now and then Tambo Teddy bears are sent home to us, when people find they can no longer care for their bear and need to find him or her a new home. Such is the fate of Matilda, one of only one hundred millennium bears ever created. This little beauty is number seventeen [...]

Tambo is sheep country!

By |2019-05-24T05:19:06+10:00May 24th, 2019|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

Tambo is sheep country! The district was discovered by Sir Thomas Mitchell in 1846 and first settled in the early 1860s, the town itself was gazetted in 1863. By 1864 there were 64,000 sheep grazing across the vast Mitchell grass downs country. By 1893, the sheep population was over 570,000 and the people population [...]

Campaigning for Wool

By |2018-05-15T20:05:06+10:00May 15th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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 was denied the right to use the Australian Woolmark. The body responsible for the promotion of wool in the [...]

Mary Sutherland; twenty-one years dedicated to Teddy Bears

By |2019-02-18T10:58:58+10:00April 7th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Mary Sutherland was one of the three ladies who founded the Tambo Teddies business and brand.  Her partners, Helen Sargood and Charm Ryrie left the business after several years, and Mary’s passion drove its success for twenty-one years until she decided it was time to retire . Mary passed the baton on by selling [...]

Twenty-Five Reasons to Love Tambo Teddy Bears

By |2018-03-25T18:22:28+10:00March 25th, 2018|Categories: Teddy Highlight|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recently Outback Queensland Tourism Association wrote a lovely blog on us, '25 Reasons to love Tambo Teddies' to celebrate our twenty-fifth anniversary. This blog got us thinking and we decided we need to challenge ourselves to gather together 25 reasons to more love our bears. The first five are from the heart 1. Tambo [...]

Charm Ryrie – ideas and innovation

By |2019-02-18T11:00:08+10:00February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , |

Charm Ryrie was one of the driving forces behind Tambo Teddies, there from the beginning her determination saw this little business establish and succeed. Incubated at a government workshop, Charm’s idea of making sheepskin teddy bears got only few votes and many just laughed and said it couldn’t work. Well, this was just a [...]

Vale Helen Sargood

By |2019-02-18T11:00:42+10:00February 21st, 2018|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It was with great sadness last week that we learnt Helen Sargood, one of Tambo Teddies business co-founders, had passed away. Helen together with Charm Ryrie and Mary Sutherland worked hard to establish the business from a quirky little idea, that many said couldn’t happen, to a thriving regional cottage industry business. No doubt [...]

Tambo Teddies Limited Editions

By |2019-02-18T11:02:00+10:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Teddy Memories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Over the years there has been a series of limited editions created at Tambo Teddies; special bears of differing styles of which there were only 100 of each made. The limited editions were named after local pioneering families, some of the region's earliest settlers, whose descendants still reside in Tambo today. We have one of each of the Limited Edition [...]

Teddy Bears Facts…………..

By |2017-08-13T19:48:49+10:00August 13th, 2017|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , , |

We thought we would like to share a few cool facts about teddy bears with you and put a bit of teddy bear history in perspective. There are many famous teddy bears and we are proud to include ourselves in this little teddy bear timeline. 1902 - Roosevelt leaves on November 12 for Mississippi for his 4 day bear hunt. - [...]

The Real Teddy Bear Story

By |2016-09-15T06:31:05+10:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Behind The Scenes|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever wondered where the name 'teddy bear' came from? Our name, Tambo Teddies, is fairly self explanatory but why 'teddies'- where on earth did the 'teddy' come from to describe a soft, cuddly toy bear?   Well, believe it or not, teddy bears are named after the U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt!   [...]