Forbes Australia Day ambassador Tracy Mann says she loves visiting the country, and would happily re-visit Forbes in the future. Mrs Mann, a famed actress that has starred in theatre productions as well as television shows such as Wonderland, Sweet and Sour, and movie Hating Alison Ashley, was in Forbes for much of the week getting to know the town and attending various community events.
Being born in Adelaide and spending much of her life working on productions in Australia’s other large cities, Mann said she loved a trip to the bush, and always appreciated her time in regional parts of Australia. “I love country towns,” she told The Forbes Phoenix. “Later this year I’ll be a part of a seven week tour of Australia in a theatre production which starts in Sydney and finishes in Perth.”
“I really can’t wait to get to visit more country towns on that tour.” While Mann expressed her love for rural Australia, more specifically, she said she loved the town of Forbes. This week had been her first visit to the town and shire, a trip she said she was very glad to have made in her second appearance as an Australia Day ambassador after appearing in Byron Bay last year. “It’s a beautiful town Forbes,” she said. “There is so much civic pride, the town is beautifully kept, and everyone I’ve met here is so happy to live here. There is a lot of community pride in Forbes.”
Mrs Mann was joined in Forbes by husband Scott Hartford-Davis, and spent most of the week touring the region with Forbes Shire Council Mayor Phyllis Miller. Mrs Mann attended the main Australia Day events at Colin McKenzie Park including the announcement of the Forbes Citizens of the Year, and also made an appearance at the Diggers Swimming Club event on Tuesday morning. She said she would be spending most of her professional time this year on theatre work at this stage