About Cowra

Cowra origin

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
Average Temperature:
January – min 16C, max 30C
July – min 3.6C, max 12.7C