town, south-central New South Wales, Australia. It lies in the Western Slopes district of the fertile Riverina. Founded in 1879 during a gold rush, the town derives its name from a Celtic term meaning “an eminence commanding a wide view.” Proclaimed a municipality in 1891, it is now a major rail junction and a storage and shipment centre for wheat grown in the Riverina. The town also handles fat lambs and cattle, has meat-freezing plants and flour mills, and manufactures clothing, plaster, and bricks. It has rail and air links to Sydney (214 miles [344 km] northeast). Pop. (2006) local government area, 5,853.

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