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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.
Population: 922
Postcode: 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: Berrigan Shire
County: Denison
State District: Murray
Federal Division: 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
2008BerriganCup4
The crowd at the 2008 Berrigan Gold Gup race meeting

Berrigan /ˈbɛrɡən/ 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 2011 census, Berrigan had a population of 922.

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)

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