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Beauty of the bush

Amy Cooper pulls on her riding boots and hat in time for the first day at jillaroo school.

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Lambs to the slaughter

You might just wear a sheepish grin after Guyra's flavour-packed festival, writes Di Cato.

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Inverell Town Hall

Inverell - Places to See

Inverell (including Gilgai)
Large and interesting service town on the Macintyre River
Inverell is situated on a bend in the Macintyre River, 590 m above sea-level and 690 km north of Sydney. It has a population of 10 000 and is essentially a service centre to a mixed farming district. Mining has been a staple of the area since the 1870s with tin, sapphires, zircons and diamonds all being commercially exploited. The area is well known as a fossicking district, producing topaz, quartz, silver, diamonds, agate, petrified wood, rhodorite, tourmaline and lead, as well as sapphires, diamonds and tin. The Inverell area has long been a source of much of the world's sapphire supply.

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Cotton in the fields outside Gunnedah

Gunnedah - Places to See

Gunnedah (and Curlewis)
Major town in the heart of the New South Wales wheatbelt.
Gunnedah is a sizeable country town of some 10 000 people, situated on a sloping ridge above the Namoi and Mooki Rivers in the wheat belt of northern NSW, 434 km north-west of Sydney and 264 m above sea-level. The wheat grain silos loom over the town. Wool, beef cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, lucerne, barley, cotton, oilseeds and sorghum are other primary industries. The town possesses the largest beef-cattle selling centre in the state (the auctions can be viewed every Tuesday). Gunnedah is situated upon one of NSW's largest coal seams which is currently being exploited by three mines. The town also has a major abattoir, a brickworks, livestock feed companies, a flour mill and saw mill.

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Looking down the main street of Glen Innes

Glen Innes - Places to See

Glen Innes
Interesting historic township in the New England area of New South Wales
Glen Innes is situated amidst rolling countryside on the Northern Tablelands of NSW, 624 km north-east of Sydney and 1075 metres above sea-level. It has a current population of 6250 people. The local economy is based principally upon agriculture and tourism.

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