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Boree Creek // is a town in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia. The town is located 539 kilometres (335 mi) south west of the state capital, Sydney and 82 kilometres (51 mi) west of the regional centre, Wagga Wagga. Boree Creek is situated in the Federation Council local government area but is closer to the town of Lockhart. At the 2011 census, Boree Creek and the surrounding area had a population of 212.
Boree Creek Post Office opened on 1 August 1884 (it was closed between 1906 and 1911).
Like many of the smaller towns of the Riverina, it has seen its population decline in recent years. Boree Creek is most famous for being the home town of former Deputy Prime Minister Tim Fischer. At times when Fischer was acting as Prime Minister, his property at Boree Creek became the "seat of power" of Australia.
Boree Creek is the last operating section of the mostly closed railway to Oaklands. Seasonal grain trains service the silos, the station closed to passenger services in 1975 and little trace remains.
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