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Bunnaloo
New South Wales
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Bunnaloo Public School
Population 126 (2006 census)
Postcode(s) 2731
Location
LGA(s) Murray River Council
County Cadell
State electorate(s) Murray

Bunnaloo is a village community in the central southern part of the Riverina and situated about 37 kilometres (23 mi) west from Mathoura and 45 kilometres (28 mi) south west of Deniliquin. In 2006, Bunnaloo had a population of 126.

History

The area that is now known as Bunnaloo originally was split between two properties: the Cobram Station and Perricoota. In 1899, a crown lease on part of the Perricoota land expired and the New South Wales Government split a paddock into six 700 acre homestead farms to be sold in 1901. Further subdividing of the Cobram Estate land allowed for more residents to move to the area.

The first Post Office in Bunnaloo was run from the home of a Mrs Hawkins, replacing the weekly mail run from Mathoura by Syd Larcombe. In 1924 a new railway line was laid, with Bunnaloo homing a new station. This allowed for easy transport of wheat or stock (previously it had to be carted 18 miles to Mathoura).

In 1926, Victor Hicks built a store in Bunnaloo. The Post Office was moved here, becoming the first official Bunnaloo Post Office (until its closure in 1974).

Amenities

Bunnaloo Hall - 1927
The first Bunnaloo Hall, built in 1927

The first Bunnaloo Hall was built in 1927 at a cost of £702. A supper room was added in 1945, and throughout the late 1950s and 1960s fundraisers were held to refurbish the hall. In the early 1980s, a new Bunnaloo Hall was built as part of the Bunnaloo Recreation Reserve. This includes an oval, cricket nets, and tennis courts.

The Bunnaloo Uniting Church (formerly the Bunnaloo Methodist Church) opened in 1966.

A petrol station still operates, currently known as Riverine Petroleum. It resides on the intersection of Fitzroy Street and Bunnaloo Road.

Climate

Climate data for Bunnaloo
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Rainfall mm 32.7 26.4 29.1 24.5 27.6 40.3 32.3 28.2 34.2 21.8 40.1 35.9 333.8
Rainfall inches 1.287 1.039 1.146 0.965 1.087 1.587 1.272 1.11 1.346 0.858 1.579 1.413 13.142
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