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Urana is a small service centre in the heart of the Riverina region in southern New South Wales and is between Lockhart and Jerilderie.

It is located 578 kilometres southwest of Sydney via the Hume and Sturt Highways and, like many of the small towns in the Riverina, is a town designed to meet the needs of the surrounding wool and wheat graziers.

Urana was first settled by Europeans during the 1850s. In May 1859 a design for the 'Town of Urana' by Surveyor Hayes was approved by the New South Wales Executive Council. The name Urana comes from the Aboriginal word 'airana', meaning a temporary shelter.

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