Finley, New South Wales


Finley, New South Wales

Infobox Australian Place | type = town
name = Finley
state = nsw


caption = Murray Street
lga = Berrigan Shire Council
postcode = 2713
pop = 2,054 (2006 census)
est =
elevation=
maxtemp =
mintemp =
rainfall =
county = Denison
stategov = Murray-Darling
fedgov = Farrer
dist1 = 664
dir1 = SW
location1= Sydney
dist2 = 278
dir2 = N
location2= Melbourne
dist3 = 145
dir3 = W
location3= Albury
dist4 = 101
dir4 = N
location4= Shepparton (Vic)
dist5 = 60
dir5 = E
location5= Deniliquin

Finley is a town in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. It is the largest town in the Berrigan Shire Local 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 Highway and Riverina Highways.

History

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
]

Education

Finley has one State and one Catholic Primary School. Finley High School attracts students from a wide catchment from around and including the towns of Berrigan, Tocumwal, Jerilderie and Blighty.

Finley is also home to a campus of Riverina TAFE.

Attractions

Finley is a pioneer railway town and has an extensive collection of rail memorabilia at the railway museum. Finley Lake, a small reservoir that 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.

It has three hotels; the Albion, the Tuppal and the Country Club as well as a Returned Services Club, Bowling Club and a Golf Club.

port

Australian rules football, Cricket and Netball are all very popular in the town. Sporting teams include the Finley Football Club who compete in the Murray Football League.

Finley Apex club hosts a rodeo every January and a tractor pull every February.

Notable Residents

Notable persons from Finley include:

*Hawthorn Australian rules footballer and 1999 Brownlow Medallist Shane Crawford.
*Geelong Australian rules footballers, Jack Hawkins and his son, Tom Hawkins.
*Fashion designer 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 Spiderbait.
*Australian Country Music Star Craig Giles.

References

External links

* [http://www.berriganshire.nsw.gov.au/ Berrigan Shire - Official Site]


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