Urbenville, New South Wales

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Urbenville
New South Wales
Urbenville NSW.JPG
Urbenville with Crown Mountain in the background.
Urbenville is located in New South Wales
Urbenville
Urbenville
Coordinates 28°28′0″S 152°32′0″E / 28.46667°S 152.53333°E / -28.46667; 152.53333Coordinates: 28°28′0″S 152°32′0″E / 28.46667°S 152.53333°E / -28.46667; 152.53333
Population 245 (2006)[1]
Postcode(s) 2475
Elevation 370 m (1,214 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Tenterfield Shire
State electorate(s) Lismore
Federal Division(s) New England
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.6 °C
74 °F
10.2 °C
50 °F
1,028.5 mm
40.5 in

Urbenville is a rural village in northern New South Wales, Australia. The village is located in the Tenterfield Shire local government area, 822 kilometres (511 mi) north of the state capital, Sydney, and 155 kilometres (96 mi) south west of Brisbane. At the 2006 census, Urbenville had a population of 245.[1]

The bank in the small town is heritage listed. Land surrounding the area is being planted with trees to be cut down for furniture. The town was established around 1860 when there was a gold rush nearby.[citation needed] Urbenville Post Office opened on 1 April 1910.[2]

Forestry and cattle raising are the main industries in the area. Four-wheel drive enthusiasts are users of the many nearby state forests and national parks.[3]

Media[edit]

Urbenville is served by the Border Districts Community Radio Station 89.7 Ten FM which is transmitted from a 4 kW transmitter located on Mount Mackenzie Tenterfield.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Urbenville (L) (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 2011-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Urbenville". Walkabout. Fairfax. Retrieved 2007-06-17. 

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