Oaklands, New South Wales
New South Wales
Milthorpe Street, the main street of Oaklands
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Oaklands is a town in the Riverina district of southern New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 615 kilometres south west of the state capital, Sydney and 105 kilometres north west of Albury. Oaklands is in the Urana Shire local government area and at the 2006 census, had a population of 239.
The major industry in the Oaklands region is agriculture, including the production of wheat and rice and is a major grain handling area. It is the home of the Oaklands Diuris, a threatened native orchid that is currently only found in the Oaklands region.
A broad gauge branch line from the Victorian Railways Melbourne-Albury railway line at Benalla was extended from Yarrawonga to Oaklands in 1938, creating a break-of-gauge until the New South Wales Government Railways line was closed south of Boree Creek. There are several stations between Yarrawonga and Oaklands.
With the conversion of the North East railway to Albury, New South Wales to standard gauge in 2008, the Oaklands branch railway was for a time a gauge orphan. After much lobbying, the 113 kilometres (70 mi) branch was converted to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in).
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towards The Rock
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Oaklands (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 1 September 2008.
- Terry, Mona (1985). The Light Shines On. A History of Oaklands. Lions Club of Oaklands. p. 275. ISBN 0958929904.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- NSW Department of Environment and Conservation - Oaklands Diuris Retrieved 1 November 2006
- "Oaklands Branch". www.nswrail.net. Retrieved 2006-12-11.
- Yarrawong to Oaklands
Media related to Oaklands, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons
- Urana Shire Council - Official Site