kids encyclopedia robot

Berrigan, New South Wales facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Berrigan
New South Wales
BerriganChanterSt.JPG
Chanter Street, Berrigan, looking west; the main street of Berrigan contains a mix of Federation and more-modern architectural styles.
Berrigan is located in New South Wales
Berrigan
Berrigan
Coordinates 35°38′0″S 145°48′0″E / 35.63333°S 145.80000°E / -35.63333; 145.80000Coordinates: 35°38′0″S 145°48′0″E / 35.63333°S 145.80000°E / -35.63333; 145.80000
Population 1,260 (2016 census)
Postcode(s) 2712
Elevation 119 m (390 ft)
Location
  • 647 km (402 mi) SW of Sydney
  • 302 km (188 mi) N of Melbourne
  • 122 km (76 mi) W of Albury
  • 36 km (22 mi) N of Cobram
  • 22 km (14 mi) E of Finley
LGA(s) Berrigan Shire
County Denison
State electorate(s) Murray
Federal Division(s) Farrer
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
22.9 °C
73 °F
9.2 °C
49 °F
448.1 mm
17.6 in

Berrigan is a town on the Riverina Highway in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. Berrigan is in the Berrigan Shire local government area and contains the Berrigan Shire Council offices. At the 2016 census, Berrigan had a population of 1,260.

History

Berrigan Post Office opened on 11 May 1884.

Because of its location near the border with Victoria, Berrigan was one of the pioneers in the push for an Australian Federation. It was at the suggestion of the Berrigan Australian Natives' Association that the first meeting of the Federation League was held. Due to its centrality, the meeting was held in Corowa.

It is also the birthplace of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service.

Other attractions

The Berrigan Canola festival is held annually in early September. Also held annually is the Berrigan Agricultural Show - Sunday of the October long weekend. It is also close to the Murray River communities of Barooga and Tocumwal.

Once a thriving town with four pubs and the golf club, it has since been reduced to two pubs and the club.

The aging population is well catered for in such a small town, with world class hospice and respite facilities provided. While the town thrives on the farming income generated in the district, it is a very modern, and family-friendly town. In 2013, an Alzheimer's wing was opened, catering to the numerous residents suffering from the disease.

Climate

Climate data for Berrigan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31.9
(89.4)
31.5
(88.7)
28.1
(82.6)
22.8
(73)
18.0
(64.4)
14.0
(57.2)
13.5
(56.3)
15.4
(59.7)
19.0
(66.2)
22.9
(73.2)
27.1
(80.8)
30.4
(86.7)
22.9
(73.2)
Average low °C (°F) 15.8
(60.4)
15.8
(60.4)
13.2
(55.8)
9.2
(48.6)
6.2
(43.2)
3.8
(38.8)
3.1
(37.6)
3.9
(39)
5.8
(42.4)
8.3
(46.9)
11.3
(52.3)
13.9
(57)
9.2
(48.6)
Precipitation mm (inches) 30.6
(1.205)
31.2
(1.228)
34.6
(1.362)
34.6
(1.362)
41.2
(1.622)
43.1
(1.697)
39.7
(1.563)
42.9
(1.689)
38.8
(1.528)
42.3
(1.665)
31.7
(1.248)
33.0
(1.299)
443.8
(17.472)

Education

Berrigan Public School Gates 002
Front gates of Berrigan Public School, celebrating its centenary

Berrigan has a state primary school, with the Catholic primary school having closed at the end of 2020. The nearest high school is in Finley, 22 kilometres (14 mi) to the west. Oaklands has a Central School, that is a part of the Riverina Access Partnership.

Sport

2008BerriganCup4
The crowd at the 2008 Berrigan Gold Gup race meeting

Popular sports in Berrigan include Australian rules football (the town has a team competing in the Picola & District Football League), netball, golf, bowls, and tennis. Horse racing is also popular, with the Berrigan Gold Cup — held on the same day as the Victoria Derby — attracting a large crowd.

Images for kids

kids search engine
Berrigan, New South Wales Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.