Bulgandry, New South Wales

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New South Wales
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Bulgandry is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°37′S 146°37′E / 35.617°S 146.617°E / -35.617; 146.617Coordinates: 35°37′S 146°37′E / 35.617°S 146.617°E / -35.617; 146.617
Postcode(s) 2642
Elevation 159 m (522 ft)
LGA(s) Greater Hume Shire Council
County Hume
State electorate(s) Albury
Bulgandry aboriginal site

Bulgandry is a village community in the central part of the Riverina. It is situated by road, about 6 kilometres north west from Rand and 12 kilometres south east from Walbundrie.

The place name Bulgandry is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "boomerang in hand".[2]

Walbundrie Reefs Post Office opened on 1 July 1875, was renamed Bulgandry in 1900 and closed in 1975.[3]

Bulgandra Shooting[edit]

At 11pm, on Saturday 8 February 1919, Bulgandra Hotel licensee Mrs. Mary Josephine Devlin, was shot in the right arm with a shot gun by a man at the hotel, shattering her arm. She was brought to Albury early on Sunday morning and her arm required amputation, but she dies at 1pm. Mary was shot but Patrick Lawrence Gleeson, who had been living at the hotel and had developed a relationship with Mary. Patrick was tried and sentenced to 15 years in Goulburn Gaol.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Travelmate Archived 25 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ "Bulgandry". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 
  3. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11