Thurgoona, New South Wales

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Thurgoona
AlburyNew South Wales
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Public school
Population 6,160 (2011 census)[1]
Postcode(s) 2640
LGA(s) City of Albury
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Suburbs around Thurgoona:
Springdale Heights Table Top/Ettamogah Bowna
Lavington Thurgoona Wirlinga
East Albury Lake Hume

Thurgoona is an outer suburb of the regional city of Albury in southern New South Wales, Australia. The suburb is located in the City of Albury local government area.

It is the site of one of the campuses of Charles Sturt University. Originally a secondary campus created as an expansion of the Albury city campus, the campus of Charles Sturt University in Thurgoona is now the primary location, with most classes and facilities moving to this location during 2009/2010. A new Dentistry and Oral Health facility was also completed in late 2010.

Thurgoona Post Office opened on 1 January 1874, closing in 1961.[2]

Thurgoona Plaza

In March 2010 Thurgoona saw the opening of a new Thurgoona Plaza, with Woolworths, a Hume Bank branch and many other new shops. New shops include a tandoori restaurant, hair dressing salon, pizza shop, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, two cafés and a take away store.

The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League a league based mainly in Victoria.

Thurgoona is a fast-growing suburb, which has been built based on separate estates. These include St. Hilaire, Corrys Wood, St. Johns Hill, Thurgoona Park, Mitchell Park, St. Johns Green, Huntingdale, Spring Park, The Elms and Fairway Gardens.

Thurgoona's schools include: Thurgoona Public School (est.1862), Border Christian College and Trinity Anglican College.

In late 2015, a local resident took a photograph of a giant goanna scaling the wall of his house. The photograph was featured in national media [3]

Residents[edit]

At the 2011 Census, the population of Thurgoona was 6,160. The most common religion was Catholic, followed by Anglican, and the average weekly household income was $1,511, above the Australian average of $1,234. The median age was 31 below the national average of 37.[4]

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Coordinates: 36°03′00″S 146°59′00″E / 36.05000°S 146.98333°E / -36.05000; 146.98333