Tenterfield Saddler

Tenterfield Saddler
Treasures to be found inside the Saddler
Tenterfield Saddler
Inside the museum

Tenterfield Saddler

123 High Street, Tenterfield, New South Wales 2372


The Tenterfield Saddler was made famous by Peter Allen's tribute to his past and grandfather George Woolnough in the 'Tenterfield Saddler'. However, it is much more than just a song. For 50 years (from 1908 - 1960), this quaint blue-granite saddlery on High Street was a key meeting place in town. Saddler, George Woolnough plied his trade, listening, undisturbed by the chatter and opinions of those who wandered in. One famous customer was Banjo Patterson. Since 1860, the building has been used as a bank, private residence, and saddlery. Classified by the National Trust and in original condition - the old ceilings wear 130 years of tobacco stains, wooden floors are patched in places with scraps of leather, and visitors can see the working conditions of 100 years ago first hand. Immortalised by Peter Allen's song, 'Tenterfield Saddler', this living museum is full of leather goods and historical tools. The Tenterfield Saddler is manned by volunteers.

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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the New England High Country region and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders – past, present and emerging – and acknowledge the important role Indigenous Peoples continue to play within the New England High Country community.