Urana (map) is a town and local government area located between Lockhart and Jerilderie about 578 kilometres southwest of Sydney; sheep and grain are the primary industries. First settled by Europeans in the 1850s, the shire was proclaimed in 1906. Urana is known as the place where the notorious bushranger, Dan 'Mad Dog' Morgan turned to highway robbery on 20 August 1863, when he and an accomplice held up the Wagga Police Magistrate (Henry Baylis).
Urana Shire incorporates the communities of Boonoke North, Boonongo, Boree Creek, Bundure, Cocketgedong, Coonong, Coorabin, Cullivel, Daysdale, Greenvale, Morundah, Oaklands, Rand, Urana, Urana South, Widgiewa and Yuluma.
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