Oberon (map) is a town and local government area in the central tablelands of NSW.  It was proclaimed a village in 1863; its population circa 5,077 of whom approximately 2,700 live within the township.  The main industries are farming, forestry and wood products.  The town is 1,113 m (3,600 ft) above sea level and is prone to snow in winter.  From the early 1920s through to the 1970s, Oberon was served by a branch railway line noted for its steep 4% gradients and sharp 100m radius curves.  Oberon Shire is home to the Jenolan Caves and Kanangra Boyd National Park.

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