Barooga

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Barooga
New South Wales
BaroogaMainStreet.JPG
The main street of Barooga.
Barooga is located in New South Wales
Barooga
Barooga
Coordinates 35°54′0″S 145°41′0″E / 35.90000°S 145.68333°E / -35.90000; 145.68333Coordinates: 35°54′0″S 145°41′0″E / 35.90000°S 145.68333°E / -35.90000; 145.68333
Population 1,498 (2011 census)[1]
Established Late 1800s
Postcode(s) 3644
Elevation 121 m (397 ft)
Location
LGA(s) Berrigan Shire
County Denison
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.8 °C
73 °F
9.6 °C
49 °F
455 mm
17.9 in
Barooga Library.

Barooga is a border town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia, situated just north of the Murray River which forms the border with Victoria in the Berrigan Shire local government area. Its twin town of Cobram is located on the south side of the Murray River. Barooga's population is currently 1,498.[1] At the 2011 census, Cobram had a population of 6,018.[3]

Barooga is a mainly residential area and most of its commercial and industrial needs are met in its twin town of Cobram.

History[edit]

Barooga Post Office opened on 1 May 1896.[4]

Attractions[edit]

Being only two and a half hours drive from Melbourne, Barooga is a popular holiday destination because it offers two registered clubs, a 36-hole golf course and river attractions and also a large Botanical Garden. Other attractions include a twenty-metre swing bridge, Quicks Beach, walking tracks and the Barooga Markets. Barooga is also home to the Barooga PBR - On The Murray which is a Bull Riding event held in December.

Education[edit]

Barooga Public School caters for primary school students. High School students must cross the river to Cobram. The Barooga Public School follows Victorian, rather than New South Wales, school holidays.

Postcode[edit]

Barooga shares the postcode of 3644 with its twin town, Cobram. It is unusual for a town in New South Wales to have a postcode that begins with "3" which ordinarily signifies a location in Victoria. This is probably due to the mail being delivered via Cobram.[citation needed]

Sport[edit]

Barooga has an Australian rules football team in the Murray Football League called the Barooga Hawks, and a cricket team in the Murray Valley Cricket Association.

Golfers play at the Cobram Barooga Golf Club (a 36 hole course) on Barooga Golf Course Road.[5]

Other sporting clubs include soccer, netball, tennis, table tennis and bowls.

Shopping[edit]

Barooga has a shopping strip known to the locals as 'Barooga Mall'. There is an IGA Express supermarket, general store, take away and petrol station, post office, bakery cafe, clearance shop, pharmacy, hairdresser, vehicle service centre.

When dining out there is the Barooga Hotel, the Barooga Sporties, Cobram Barooga Golf Club & Happy Village Chinese Restaurant & Take Away.

Nearby towns[edit]

Cobram, Tocumwal, Mulwala and Berrigan

Events[edit]

On 21 March 2013, a tornado ripped through Barooga causing widespread damage across different towns. Millions of dollars of damage was felt across Victoria And New South Wales.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Barooga (Urban Centre/Locality)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Cobram (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ Golf Select, Cobram Barooga, retrieved 2009-05-11 

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