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Map of Tintinhull, NSW 2352

Tintinhull is a tiny hamlet about 10 kilometres east of Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia. It is situated between Nemingha and Kootingal, and lies on the New England Highway. The locality is 466 km from Sydney, on the Main North Rail Line which opened in 1885 and closed in December 1971.

Tintinhull has no shop or petrol station, but it does have a primary school with about 50 students, a pottery, and a pyramid shaped observatory. The main rise is called Goat Hill.

Tintinhull is reported to have been settled by immigrants from the same named village in the county of Somerset, England. This also explains a link between the nearby town of Yeovil in England and Yeoval in NSW. The primary school in Tintinhull England was visited by a Kootingal radio team back in circa late 1950's early 1960's and fostered many pen pal connections at the time.

Having read the Tintinhull Public School centenary document (sourced Australian Public Library ISBN 09588902) it would appear that Tintinhull Farm was created by a Joseph Chaffey, who also founded Tintinhull School. A Joseph Chaffey also appears in a book titled "Tingal Tales" Our Heritage written by Owen Gaylard from Tintinhull village, Somerset England. In the book it states that Joseph Chaffey was associated with The Old Bakery in Queen Street.
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