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New South Wales
The Buraja Hotel, no longer in use as a hotel.
Buraja is located in New South Wales
Location in New South Wales
Postcode(s) 2646
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
LGA(s) Federation Council
County Hume
State electorate(s) Albury
Federal Division(s) Farrer

Buraja is a town community in the central south part of the Riverina. It is about 92 kilometres (57 mi) east of Berrigan on the Riverina Highway.

The Aboriginal name Buraja means ‘a swamp with young trees growing.’ When people settled in the Buraja district in the 1860s there were two parishes – Lowes and Buraja. The name Lowes (Lowesdale) was taken from one of the owners of ‘Buraja Station,’ a local farm.

The small town of Burrajaa or Burryjaa or Burryja, was spelt in a variety of ways in various newspapers between 1900 and 1950, with the most recent spelling of the town being settled as - "Buraja".

Sports and recreation

The Burrajaa Football Club was first established in 1894. Buraja FC and Hopefield FC merged in 1950 to form the Hopefield Buraja FC. Then in 2006, Coreen Daysdale FC & Hopefield Buraja FC merged to form the Coreen Daysdale Hopefield Buraja United FC.

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