U is for Uranquinty, New South Wales; Ulverstone, Tasmania; and Uralla in New South Wales

Continuing the A-Z of Australian country towns with attendant haiku, today is the letter U.

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Uranquinty
Uranquinty lies between The Rock and Wagga Wagga on the Olympic Highway. Following the second World War,  the Uranquinty Migrant Centre was established to meet the needs of the Displaced Persons Migration Scheme. ‘Quinty is a busy but unassuming hub for those doing the regular 120km commute between Wagga and Albury on the southern border of New South Wales.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uranquinty

Ulverstone
We found a lovely fish restaurant in Ulverstone that overlooks the town’s river. From Launceston across to Smithton, the northern coastal highway of Tasmania offers loads of these little gems.
http://www.centralcoast.tas.gov.au/page.aspx?u=182

Uralla
Uralla’s early population explosion was as a result of gold being discovered nearby. In Uralla’s case, the gold discovery brought not only miners hopeful of a big reward but also one of Australia’s more infamous bushrangers, Fred Ward, known as ‘Captain Thunderbolt’. Allusions to Thunderbolt are still prominent in the town, reflecting Australia’s fascination with the rogue and the underdog.The town raised a statue in his honour more than a hundred years after his death.
http://www.uralla.com/

Uranquinty
Stop for sustenance
at ’Quinty’s pub or cafes –
journey’s welcome break.IMG_1960

Ulverstone
Riverside and beach;
shopping, eating, exploring –
Ulverstone’s secrets.

Uralla
Captain Thunderbolt
ranged across Uralla town.
Robber’s ways admired?

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