Origin of Name
In the early days of European settlement the crossing point on the Lachlan River was known as ‘Coura Rocks’. There is some evidence that a cattle station was established by a Reverend Fulton which was also known as Coura Rocks. It is believed Cowra, probably coming from a Wiradjuri word “Ngoura”, is a word used to describe the local area. Certainly the New Wiradjuri Dictionary explains that “ngurang” means home, camp, place or country.
Population: 9, 400
Cowra Shire Population: 12, 600
January – min 16C, max 30C
July – min 3.6C, max 12.7C