Boree Creek

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Boree Creek
New South Wales
BoreeCreekGeneralStore.jpg
Boree Creek General Store
Boree Creek is located in New South Wales
Boree Creek
Boree Creek
Location in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°06′30″S 146°36′35″E / 35.10833°S 146.60972°E / -35.10833; 146.60972Coordinates: 35°06′30″S 146°36′35″E / 35.10833°S 146.60972°E / -35.10833; 146.60972
Population 271 (2006)[1]
Established 1910[2]
Postcode(s) 2652
Location
LGA(s) Urana Shire
County Urana
State electorate(s) Murray-Darling
Federal Division(s) Riverina

Boree Creek /bɒˈr.krk/[4] is a town in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 539 kilometres (335 mi) south west of the state capital, Sydney and 82 kilometres (51 mi) west of the regional centre, Wagga Wagga. Boree Creek is situated in the Urana Shire local government area but is closer to the town of Lockhart. At the 2006 census, Boree Creek and the surrounding area had a population of 271.[1]

Boree Creek Post Office opened on 1 August 1884 (it was closed between 1906 and 1911).[5]

Like many of the smaller towns of the Riverina, it has seen its population decline in recent years. Boree Creek is most famous for being the home town of former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer. At times when Fischer was acting as Prime Minister, his property at Boree Creek became the "seat of power" of Australia.[6]

Boree Creek is the last operating section of the mostly closed railway to Oaklands. Seasonal grain trains service the silos, the station closed to passenger services in 1975 and little trace remains.[7]

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Media related to Boree Creek, New South Wales at Wikimedia Commons

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Boree Creek (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2007-10-25. 
  2. ^ Little, Laura (4 October 2010). "Looking back on 100 years". The Daily Advertiser. Retrieved 4 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Travelmate
  4. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11 
  6. ^ Willacy, Mark PM Program Australian Broadcasting Corporation 20 February 2001 – Retrieved 5 November 2006.
  7. ^ Boree Creek station. NSWrail.net, accessed 6 January 2010.
Preceding station   NSW Branch lines   Following station
towards Oaklands
Oaklands Line
towards The Rock