Buronga, New South Wales

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Buronga
New South Wales
Orange world.jpg
Orange World, a 50-acre (200,000 m2) tourist park in Buronga
Buronga is located in New South Wales
Buronga
Buronga
Coordinates 34°09′S 142°11′E / 34.150°S 142.183°E / -34.150; 142.183Coordinates: 34°09′S 142°11′E / 34.150°S 142.183°E / -34.150; 142.183
Population 1,132 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2739
LGA(s) Wentworth Shire

Buronga is a town in New South Wales, Australia on the Murray River. The George Chaffey Bridge connects Buronga with Mildura, Victoria. In 2011, the town had a population of 1132 people.[1]

Buronga today[edit]

Given their proximity the present day town of Buronga operates largely as a satellite suburb of the regional centre of Mildura.

Commerce[edit]

The town is serviced by a small retail area consisting of such outlets as a post office, petrol stations, public bar and a bakery. It is also the industrial base of the Wentworth Shire being the base for the local Country Energy depot as well as several other industrial businesses, including an earthmover, concrete supplier, steel suppliers and metalworkers.

Community[edit]

Buronga is serviced by the Buronga Public School in Chapman Street. It has two churches, the St Michele Arcangelo Catholic Church, Pitman Ave, Buronga within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilcannia-Forbes and the Murray River Baptist Church, Midway Drive, Buronga, an Independent Fundamental Baptist Church. The town is also home to the "U Can Do It" boxing gym.

Attractions[edit]

The Australian Inland Botanic Gardens are located nearby in Mourquong.

World War 2[edit]

On 28 September 1942, a RAAF P-40E from No. 2 Operational Training Unit based in Mildura, lost control at 6,000 feet and spun into the ground, killing pilot Sgt. J. Havard.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2011 Census Quickstats". Australian Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 22 June 2012. 
  2. ^ Dunn, Peter. "CRASH OF A KITTYHAWK AT BURONGA, NSW ON 28 SEPTEMBER 1942". www.ozatwar.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013.