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New South Wales
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Burrumbuttock is located in New South Wales
Coordinates 35°49′S 146°47′E / 35.817°S 146.783°E / -35.817; 146.783Coordinates: 35°49′S 146°47′E / 35.817°S 146.783°E / -35.817; 146.783
Postcode(s) 2642
Elevation 246 m (807 ft)
LGA(s) Greater Hume Shire
County Hume
State electorate(s) Albury

Burrumbuttock /ˈbʌrəmbʌtək/ is a town in the central southern part of the Riverina region of the Australian state of New South Wales. The town is about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south east of Walbundrie and 34 kilometres (21 mi) north-west of Albury.

Its name comes from the parish name and "T.P Gibson's estate".[2]


The town sits in an area that was termed Burrumbuttock station in 1839.[3] The Crown Lands Alienation Act (Robertson Land Act) of 1861 saw the arrival of settlers to the region.[3] By the 1870s, a large number of South Australian settlers of German origin came to Burrumbuttock.[3] Burrumbuttock Post Office opened on 1 May 1883.[4] A school, called Burrumbuttock East, was opened in 1889; the name was changed to Burrumbuttock Public School in 1929.[3] The origin of the name "Burrumbuttock" is unclear, but believed to be of indigenous (probably Wirajuri) in origin because the word "Burrum" usually refers to water.[3] Locals claim that the name means "bullock's backbone", but there is not evidence for this name.[3]


The town is affectionately known by its inhabitants as Burrum, with attractions ranging from a visit to the Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre,[5] pulling back a beer at the Farmers Inn Hotel, and a trip to the historic Burrum Hall. The publican of Burrum is Mardi Klein.

The community is well alive with a rich sporting culture. The Burrumbuttock Tennis and Cricket Clubs are essential to the life of the inhabitants. The football and netball club has recently merged with neighbouring town Brocklesby and remains the premier sporting association in the wider Burrumbuttock area.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Travelmate Archived March 25, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Irish, C.A. (1927) Names of Railway Stations in New South Wales, With their Meaning and Origin
  3. ^ a b c d e f Burrumbuttock School Centenary Committee (1989). A History of the Burrumbuttock District. Temora, NSW: J.A. Bradley & Sons. ISBN 0731673158 – via http://catalogue.nla.gov.au/Record/2648294. 
  4. ^ Premier Postal History, Post Office List, retrieved 2009-06-11 
  5. ^ "Wirraminna Environmental Education Centre". www.wirraminna.org. Retrieved 2016-07-27. 

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