New South Wales
Burren Junction wheat silo
|Elevation||163 m (535 ft)|
|Location||51 km (32 mi) W of Wee Waa|
Burren Junction is a New South Wales village 51 km west of Wee Waa, on the Kamilaroi Highway to Walgett. The name is from the local Aboriginal word for boomerang or 'big creek'. Burren Junction grew from a railway encampment which came from the extension of the north-western rail line in 1902. Burren Junction Post Office opened on 16 May 1904.
Burren Junction is in the Walgett Shire local government area and Jamison County. The village sits at an elevation of 163 metres and has a population of 130. Wheat and cotton growing are the main agricultural industries along with some sheep and beef cattle breeding.
The town has two churches, a general store, which sells fuel, RSL and Sporting Club, sports ground, plus a hotel. The popular Burren Junction Bore is a hot mineral water pool complex that is floodlit to provide day and night bathing.
A Bachelor and Spinster Ball is held each year in Burren Junction, with people travelling from all over Australia to enjoy a night of fun and entertainment.
In 2006 the first Australian record of a Grey-headed Lapwing was made at Burren Junction, this migratory bird native to Eurasia was observed by passing birdwatchers in a field near the silos. The sighting attracted large numbers of birdwatching visitors from all over Australia for the duration of the bird's presence.
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (25 October 2007). "Burren Junction (State Suburb)". 2006 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 2008-10-06.
- "Burren Junction". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Premier Postal Auctions. Retrieved 5 May 2011.
- Burren Junction Bore Baths Upgrade Retrieved on 6 October 2008
"Lightning Ridge, Walgett and District", Walgett Shire Council, 2000
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