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Albury, New South Wales
|Population||6,160 (2011 census)|
|LGA(s)||City of Albury|
It is the site of one of the campuses of Charles Sturt University. Originally a secondary campus created as an expansion of the Albury city campus, the campus of Charles Sturt University in Thurgoona is now the primary location, with most classes and facilities moving to this location during 2009/2010. A new Dentistry and Oral Health facility was also completed in late 2010.
Thurgoona Post Office opened on 1 January 1874, closing in 1961.
In March 2010 Thurgoona saw the opening of a new Thurgoona Plaza, with Woolworths, a Hume Bank branch and many other new shops. New shops include a tandoori restaurant, hair dressing salon, pizza shop, pharmacy, butcher, bakery, two cafés and a take away store.
The town has an Australian Rules football team competing in the Tallangatta & District Football League a league based mainly in Victoria.
Thurgoona is a fast-growing suburb, which has been built based on separate estates. These include St. Hilaire, Corrys Wood, St. Johns Hill, Thurgoona Park, Mitchell Park, St. Johns Green, Huntingdale, Spring Park, The Elms and Fairway Gardens.
Thurgoona's schools include: Thurgoona Public School (est.1862), Border Christian College and Trinity Anglican College.
In late 2015, a local resident took a photograph of a giant goanna scaling the wall of his house. The photograph was featured in national media
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