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Oaklands
New South Wales
OaklandsMilthorpeSt.JPG
Milthorpe Street, the main street of Oaklands
Population: 238
Postcode: 2646
Elevation: 128 m (420 ft)
Location:
LGA: Federation Council
County: Urana
State District: Murray
Federal Division: Farrer

Oaklands is a town in the Riverina district of southern New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 615 kilometres south west of the state capital, Sydney and 105 kilometres north west of Albury. Oaklands is in the Federation Council local government area and at the 2011 census, had a population of 238.

The earliest settlement in the district of Oaklands was by the Tyson brothers, James and William, in 1846.

Oaklands Post Office opened on 16 June 1890.

The major industry in the Oaklands region is agriculture, including the production of wheat and rice and is a major grain handling area. It is the home of the Oaklands Diuris, a threatened native orchid that is currently only found in the Oaklands region.

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