Faces of Tamworth: Phyl Bylund, charity worker, CWA member, world traveller and centenarian

Carolyn Millet
By Carolyn Millet
Updated February 15 2018 - 5:40am, first published February 3 2018 - 5:30am
A century of independence: Tamworth woman Phyl Bylund will turn 100 years old on January 24. Photo: Peter Hardin 030118PHB071

Phyllis Bylund moved to Tamworth because her doctor told her he couldn’t change the weather – and the city is all the richer for her presence. Phyl, who turned 100 years old in January, is a longtime CWA member and has raised thousands for many organisations, one of her favourite causes being St Andrew’s Village. She never married, having seen others’ relationships and thinking she’d best avoid that kind of trouble, and still lives independently.


Carolyn Millet

Carolyn Millet

Senior journalist

Based at The Northern Daily Leader, Tamworth, and Namoi Valley Independent, Gunnedah. Covering general news and features on community, council, arts, business, health, education, entertainment and rural matters.

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