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Street art. Kempsey, NSW, Australia

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Press the button on the solar panel powered sign & Slim sings When the Rain Tumbles Down in July, written at the home.

As my thoughts turn to escaping the city for a few days & heading north to Taylors Arm (NSW Australia), I thought to share a little known tourist attraction close to our home there.

Australian country music singer Slim Dusty is famous for a song called Pub With No Beer. The name of the pub at Taylors Arm is The Pub With No Beer. Legend has it Gordon Parsons penned the song later recorded by Slim about Taylors Arm’s Cosmopolitan Hotel (later renamed). However, there is ongoing controversy about the veracity of the location by other Pub With No Beer contenders. According to Wikipedia The Pub With No Beer at Taylors Arm is the real deal.

Slim Dusty came from the nearby Kempsey area and there is a memorial to him at his boyhood home at Nulla Nulla Creek about an hour’s drive via the scenic route from Taylors Arm. Press the button on the solar panel powered sign & Slim sings When the Rain Tumbles Down in July, written at the home.

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Just in case you’re wondering, The Pub With No Beer at Taylors Arm does have beer and many other types of refreshments.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slim_Dusty