About Cowra

About Cowra

Population: 9, 400
Cowra Shire Population: 12, 600
Average Temperature:
January – min 16C, max 30C
July – min 3.6C, max 12.7C

The name Cowra could well come from the Aboriginal word meaning ‘rocks’, suggestive of the granite outcrops overlooking the town. The Wiradjuri people moved along the Lachlan River from Forbes to Gooloogong and on to Cowra. Here the tribes split into clans, one moving East to Carcoar, another continuing upstream to Reids Flat, while the rest stayed in the Cowra area.