Oberon, New South Wales


Oberon, New South Wales
Oberon
New South Wales
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Oberon Town Centre
Oberon is located in New South Wales
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Oberon
Population: 2,473 (2006 Census)[1]
Postcode: 2787
Elevation: 1,113 m (3,652 ft)
LGA: Oberon Shire
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
16.9 °C
62 °F
5.2 °C
41 °F
843.0 mm
33.2 in

Oberon is a town and Local Government Area (see Oberon Shire) in the central tablelands of New South Wales, Australia. The main industries are farming, forestry and wood products. The town usually receives snowfall during the winter months due to its high altitude. At the 2006 census, Oberon had a population of 2,473 people.[1]

It is the birthplace of Greens politician Bob Brown. Oberon is located near the famed Jenolan Caves and the Kanangra-Boyd National Park.

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History

Fish River Creek Post Office opened on 1 January 1855 and was renamed Oberon in 1866.[2]

Commercial area

Oberon's main streets are Carrington Avenue-Oberon Street and Ross Street. The town has several parks and sports facilities. Such parks include the Oberon Showground,Cunynghame Oval, Apex Park and The Hillary Camwich Memorial park. Oberon also has a museum on North Street. Oberon has a caravan park on Cunynghame Street off North Street, a hospital on North Street, a camping ground adjacent to the caravan park and a wood gallery on Oberon Street. Rotarys Lookout is located on Abercrombie Road and to the east of the town is the Blenheim State Forest which includes walking tracks.

Culture

Fishing is a pastime possible at Lake Oberon and The Reef Reserve. Oberon also has a golf club off Hume Street.

Oberon is known for its two inns, the Big Trout Motor Inn and the Highlands Motor Inn.

South of the town is Lake Oberon, Oberon Dam and the Fish River. There is a picnic area at the dam and a reserve with walking tracks near the lake.

Transport

From 1923 to 1979 Oberon was served by a branch railway line noted for its very steep 4% gradients and very sharp 100 m radius curves. Following closure, that line was allowed to fall into disrepair, but has been under restoration by a volunteer organisation called Oberon Tarana Heritage Railway since 2005.[3]

Access

Climate

Oberon has a oceanic climate with mild to warm summers, cool to cold winters and evenly spread rainfall throughout the year. Frosts occur regularly during autumn, winter and spring. Because of its elevation, several snowfalls can be expected each year during winter.[citation needed]

Climate data for Oberon
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 35.9
(96.6)
35.9
(96.6)
32.6
(90.7)
25.0
(77.0)
23.1
(73.6)
17.1
(62.8)
16.8
(62.2)
20.2
(68.4)
25.6
(78.1)
30.1
(86.2)
35.2
(95.4)
35.0
(95.0)
35.9
(96.6)
Average high °C (°F) 24.8
(76.6)
23.8
(74.8)
21.5
(70.7)
17.1
(62.8)
13.1
(55.6)
9.4
(48.9)
8.6
(47.5)
10.3
(50.5)
13.6
(56.5)
17.0
(62.6)
19.8
(67.6)
23.3
(73.9)
16.9
Average low °C (°F) 10.7
(51.3)
11.1
(52.0)
8.9
(48.0)
5.3
(41.5)
2.6
(36.7)
0.8
(33.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
−0.3
(31.5)
2.3
(36.1)
4.8
(40.6)
6.6
(43.9)
8.9
(48.0)
5.2
Record low °C (°F) 1.1
(34.0)
1.7
(35.1)
−2.2
(28.0)
−4
(24.8)
−6.3
(20.7)
−8.5
(16.7)
−8.7
(16.3)
−7.2
(19.0)
−4.5
(23.9)
−2.8
(27.0)
−2.5
(27.5)
−3
(26.6)
−8.7
(16.3)
Precipitation mm (inches) 81.0
(3.189)
60.4
(2.378)
64.7
(2.547)
57.8
(2.276)
60.7
(2.39)
79.6
(3.134)
71.1
(2.799)
75.8
(2.984)
67.5
(2.657)
79.2
(3.118)
71.1
(2.799)
74.0
(2.913)
843.0
(33.189)
Avg. precipitation days 7.8 7.3 7.7 7.5 8.7 11.4 10.6 10.5 9.3 9.4 8.0 7.4 105.6
Source: [4]

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 33°43′S 149°52′E / 33.717°S 149.867°E / -33.717; 149.867


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