Blighty, New South Wales

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New South Wales
Blighty Pub.JPG
The pub at Blighty.
Blighty is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°35′0″S 145°21′0″E / 35.58333°S 145.35000°E / -35.58333; 145.35000Coordinates: 35°35′0″S 145°21′0″E / 35.58333°S 145.35000°E / -35.58333; 145.35000
Population 396 (2011 census)[1]
LGA(s) Edward River Council
County Townsend
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Blighty /ˈblti/[3] is a small town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The town lies on the Riverina Highway between the towns of Finley and Deniliquin. It is located in the Edward River Council local government area. At the 2011 census, Blighty and the surrounding area had a population of 396.[1]

Blighty Post Office opened on 16 February 1926 and closed in 1932. It reopened in 1956 and closed again in 1991.[4]

Blighty consists of a Hotel, school and an Australian rules football ground. The town has a team competing in the Picola & District Football League.

The land around Blighty is mainly irrigated and used to produce rice and other grains. Blighty is also a major receival centre for the Ricegrowers Co-Operative Limited with a number of sheds capable of storing 28,000 tonnes (31,000 short tons) of grain.[5]

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  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (31 October 2012). "Blighty (State Suburb)". 2011 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Macquarie Dictionary, Fourth Edition (2005). Melbourne, The Macquarie Library Pty Ltd. ISBN 1-876429-14-3
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2008-04-11 
  5. ^ Conargo Shire Council - About us. Retrieved 10 January 2007.