Burrinjuck, New South Wales

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Burrinjuck
New South Wales
Burrinjuck is located in New South Wales
Burrinjuck
Burrinjuck
Coordinates34°58′35″S 148°37′23″E / 34.97639°S 148.62306°E / -34.97639; 148.62306Coordinates: 34°58′35″S 148°37′23″E / 34.97639°S 148.62306°E / -34.97639; 148.62306
Population19 (2016 census)[1]
Postcode(s)2582
Elevation574 m (1,883 ft)
Location
LGA(s)Yass Valley
CountyHarden
ParishChildowla
State electorate(s)Goulburn
Federal Division(s)Eden-Monaro
Localities around Burrinjuck:
Bookham Bookham Woolgarlo
Adjungbilly Burrinjuck Narrangullen
Adjungbilly Wee Jasper Narrangullen

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.[3] The name of the town is derived from an Aboriginal word meaning 'mountain with a rugged top'.[4] At the 2016 census, the Burrinjuck area had a population of 19.[1]

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.[5]

Visit of State Governors to Burrinjuck Dam in 1915

Heritage listings[edit]

Burrinjuck has a number of heritage-listed sites, including:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Australian Bureau of Statistics (27 June 2017). "Burrinjuck". 2016 Census QuickStats. Retrieved 18 April 2018. Edit this at Wikidata
  2. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "Burrinjuck". OpenStreetMap. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Burrinjuck". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 June 2009.
  5. ^ Premier Postal History. "Post Office List". Retrieved 2009-06-11.
  6. ^ "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.
  7. ^ "Burrinjuck Dam". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00958. Retrieved 18 May 2018.
  8. ^ "Burrinjuck Dam Site (Greater)". New South Wales State Heritage Register. Office of Environment and Heritage. H00959. Retrieved 18 May 2018.