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Buraja
New South Wales
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The Buraja Hotel, no longer in use as a hotel.
Postcode(s) 2646
Elevation 137 m (449 ft)
Location
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.

Football Timeline
  • 1894 - 1900: Club first established in 1894, playing matches against other local teams, but not in any formal competitions.
  • 1901: Riverina Football Association. Premiers
  • 1902: Clear Hills Football Association
  • 1903 & 1904: Club may of been in recess.
  • 1905: Federal Football Association
  • 1906: Corowa Football Association
  • 1907 & 1908: Federal Football Association
  • 1909 - 1911: Coreen & District Football Association (Burrajaa FC)
  • 1910 - 1912: Coreen & District Football Association (Burrajaa Village FC)
  • 1913 & 1914: Coreen & District Football Association (Burrajaa FC)
  • 1915 - 1918: Club in recess. WW1
  • 1919 - 1929: Coreen & District Football Association (Premiers: 1924)
  • 1930 - 1935: Corowa & District Football Association
  • 1936 - 1940: Coreen & District Football Association
  • 1941 - 1945: Club in recess. WW2
  • 1946 - 1949: Coreen & District Football Association
  • 1950 - 2003: Coreen & District Football League (Hopefield - Buraja FC) Premiers:1950, 1960, 1973, 1982, 1995, 1996.
  • 2004 & 2005: Club in recess.
  • 2006 & 2007: Coreen & District Football League (Coreen Daysdale Hopefield Buraja United FC) Premiers: 2006, 2007.
  • 2008 - Present: Hume Football League
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Buraja Recreation Reserve
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