Urana "Thirst Aid Centre", Rural Ruin by bazcelt

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Urana, NSW, Australia. Nikon D40X, 10-20 Sigma. Derelict hotel built 1926, once one of the two pubs, now there is one.

_Many thanks for being Featured in:_ Gems _16/2/11_

Urana “Thirst Aid Centre”, Rural Ruin Mounted Print

Urana was first settled by Europeans during the 1850s. In May 1859 a design for the “Town of Urana” by Surveyor Hayes was approved by the New South Wales Executive Council. The name Urana comes from the Aboriginal word ‘airana’, meaning a temporary shelter (usually consisting of a simple frame of branches covered with bark, leaves, or grass). Urana Post Office opened on 1 January 1861. In August 1863 near Urana the notorious bushranger, Dan ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan, and his accomplice Clarke held up the Police Magistrate based at Wagga Wagga, Henry Baylis. A few days after this incident Baylis led a party of policemen to the bushrangers’ camp; shots were exchanged and both Baylis and the bushranger Clarke were wounded. Morgan and Clarke both escaped on this occasion. In 1866 Urana township consisted of two public houses, the Urana Hotel and the Royal Hotel. In addition there was a post-office, two large stores, and a police-station and lock-up. A new court-house was erected at Urana in 1879. During 1882 a Roman Catholic church was completed, with Father Burmingham celebrating the first service on 7 January 1883. Source Link

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  • Ladyshark
    Ladysharkover 3 years ago

    The stories this place could tell! Good find! :-)

  • yeah, some real beauts I bet! Thanks heaps Lori.

    – bazcelt

  • Esther  Moliné
    Esther Molinéover 3 years ago

    great find, love all the old lettering!

  • thanks Esther. Yes, it was amazing – all that’s left is the front though. The other pub in town is a great rural pub as well, but I just like the look of this one.

    – bazcelt

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • Deborah Lazarus
    Deborah Lazarusover 3 years ago

  • wow, thanks so much Deborah! Appreciate the honour.

    – bazcelt

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELover 3 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful feature, great work and well earned.

  • thanks heaps Andrea!

    – bazcelt

  • fazza
    fazzaabout 3 years ago

    best thirst aid you can get bazza,fixes every thing,cheers fazza

  • thanks mate – sure is! pity the only part of the pub left is the front! criminal!

    – bazcelt

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