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New South Wales
Gooloogong Town Centre.JPG
Town centre
Gooloogong is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 33°37′S 148°24′E / 33.617°S 148.400°E / -33.617; 148.400Coordinates: 33°37′S 148°24′E / 33.617°S 148.400°E / -33.617; 148.400
Population 852 (2006 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2805
Elevation 305 m (1,001 ft)
LGA(s) Cowra Shire, Forbes Shire
State electorate(s) Burrinjuck, Dubbo
Federal Division(s) Calare, Hume

Gooloogong is a village located in central New South Wales, Australia. At the 2006 census, Gooloogong and the surrounding area had a population of 852.[1]

Gooloogong is mostly in Cowra Shire, although some of it is in Forbes Shire. The village is located mid way between the towns of Cowra and Forbes on the Lachlan Valley Way. It is close to the historic township of Canowindra and the Lachlan River flows nearby.

Dr William Redfern established a cattle station named Gool-a-gong in the district in the 1820s. Redfern was the personal physician to Governor Macquarie.[2] Little is left at that location as the settlement was relocated to escape flooding.[3] Gooloogong is known for its log cabin hall.[2]


  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Gooloogong (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-11-17. 
  2. ^ a b "Gooloogong, New South Wales". 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 
  3. ^ "Gooloogong". Walkabout, John Fairfax Holdings. Retrieved 2007-01-24. 

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