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Tara has a vibrant rural lifestyle and is well known as a cattle and sheep grazing area. This quaint town has a warm, friendly atmosphere and the locals are always willing to stop and have a chat. Visitors to Tara will be amazed by the impressive collection of rare native parrots. The Town has essential services and there are hotel and motel accommodation plus schools. If you are in town during a national sheepdog trial, shearing competition, rodeo, country show or race meeting, don't miss the chance to enjoy this great country entertainment. Relax with the more traditional recreational activities such as fishing, golf and bowls. Or perhaps you will discover Tara's unique talent, internationally acclaimed resident artist Barbara Geisel and her collection of world famous wool paintings. Native flora and fauna displays are abundant throughout the Shire, and among these you can spot some rare species. The eastern third of the Shire also supports Queensland's best examples of ironbark, spotted gum and cypress pine trees. Tara is well known for having one of the largest rural subdivisions in the state, with 13 to 40 hectare properties. This has attracted new residents who have introduced many interesting skills and trades. Today, some of the unusual produce in the town's diverse primary production includes ostriches, emus, red claw crayfish and mohair goats. Tara Historical Society Museum has a vast display of bottles, sheep drenching guns, furniture from the original Court House, relics from the first township of Southwood and photographs dating back to the late 1800s.

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