Burrinjuck, New South Wales
New South Wales
|Population||19 (2016 census)|
|Elevation||574 m (1,883 ft)|
Burrinjuck is a village community in the far eastern part of the Riverina. It is situated by road, about 15 kilometres southwest from Woolgarlo and 28 kilometres south from Bookham. The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'mountain with a rugged top'. At the 2016 census, the Burrinjuck area had a population of 19.
The village is situated on the western side of Burrinjuck Dam which holds water from the Murrumbidgee River and which was constructed between 1907 and 1928 (with World War I interfering with the timing of the construction).
Barren Jack Post Office opened on 23 May 1907, was renamed Burrinjuck in 1911, and closed in 1979.
Burrinjuck has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:
- Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burrinjuck". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
- Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
- "Burrinjuck". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
- "Burrinjuck". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
- Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
- "Burrinjuck Dam Site - Barren Jack Creek Water Supply Dam". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00960. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Burrinjuck Dam". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00958. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
- "Burrinjuck Dam Site (Greater)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00959. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
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