Uralla (map) is a small town and a local government located on the New England Highway about 500kms north of Sydney and about 20kms south west of Armidale (population circa 2,500). Situated more than 1000 meters above sea level, the area is known for its cold winters and mild summers.

Uralla was firmly established as a town in 1855, spurred on by a gold rush that inflated the town's size to 5,000 plus. It is still possible to pan for gold in the rivers around the town. Today, the area is used for raising sheep and is renowned for its super-fine and ultra-fine wool for use in the fashion industry. It is also a good area for growing apples and other fruit which require cooler weather. Three foundries account for a large percentage of the employment rate, as well as other metal manufacturing businesses. Uralla is the final resting place for the infamous bushranger, Captain Thunderbolt.

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