- Finley, New South Wales
Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Finley
state = nsw
caption = Murray Street
Berrigan Shire Council
postcode = 2713
pop = 2,054 (2006 census)
county = Denison
stategov = Murray-Darling
fedgov = Farrer
dist1 = 664
dir1 = SW
dist2 = 278
dir2 = N
dist3 = 145
dir3 = W
dist4 = 101
dir4 = N
location4= Shepparton (Vic)
dist5 = 60
dir5 = E
Finley is a town in the
Riverinaregion of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest town in the Berrigan ShireLocal Government Area and at the 2006 census had a population of 2,054.Census 2001 AUS
id = UCL130200
name = Finley (Urban Centre/Locality)
quick = on
accessdate = 2007-06-29]
The town is located approximately 140 kilometres west of Albury on the intersection of the
Newell Highwayand Riverina Highways.
The Post Office opened on 1 January 1881 but was known as Murray Hut until 1893. Citation
last = Premier Postal History | title = Post Office List | url = https://www.premierpostal.com/cgi-bin/wsProd.sh/Viewpocdwrapper.p?SortBy=VIC&country= | accessdate = 2008-04-11 ]
Finley is also home to a campus of Riverina
Finley is a pioneer
railwaytown and has an extensive collection of rail memorabilia at the railway museum. Finley Lake, a small reservoirthat stores the town's drinking water is a popular location for water activities. The former Spanish Galleon(which inspired local band Spiderbait) was a tourist attraction, until tragically burnt down in 1999.
Australian rules football, Cricketand Netballare all very popular in the town. Sporting teams include the Finley Football Clubwho compete in the Murray Football League.
Finley Apex club hosts a
rodeoevery January and a tractor pullevery February.
Notable persons from Finley include:
Australian rules footballer and 1999 Brownlow Medallist Shane Crawford.
Australian rules footballers, Jack Hawkins and his son, Tom Hawkins.
Jenny Hoocite web
year = 2003
url = http://www.styleinthecity.com.au/01fashion/past/0303/04profile5.html
title = Melbourne Fashion Profiles - Jenny Hoo
publisher = styleinthecity
accessdate = 2007-04-11]
*The popular band
*Australian Country Music Star Craig Giles.
* [http://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au/ Berrigan Shire - Official Site]
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