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New South Wales
Nangar National Park 2013 1.JPG
An abandoned homestead at Murga in front of the cliffs of Nangar National Park, as seen from the Escort Way
Population 199 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2864
LGA(s) Cabonne Shire Council
State electorate(s) Orange
Federal Division(s) Calare

Murga is a former town in the Central West region of New South Wales, Australia. The former town is located in the Cabonne Shire local government area, 320 kilometres (199 mi) west of the state capital, Sydney. At the 2006 census, Murga had a population of 199.

Murga was once a stop at the Cobb and Co stagecoach line from Orange to Forbes. It was located below the cliffs of the Nangar Range, now the Nangar National Park, along the Mandagery Creek. By 1862 to town had a population of 100 people. With the end of the stagecoach era the town dwindled but remained a timber milling centre with its own school. Today nothing remains of Murga but the old post office which is now a private home.

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