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Bulgandry

New South Wales, Australia

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Postcode: 2642
Coordinates: 35°37′S 146°37′E / -35.617, 146.617Coordinates: 35°37′S 146°37′E / -35.617, 146.617
Elevation: 159 m (522 ft)
Location:
  • 551 km (342 mi) from Sydney
  • 73 km (45 mi) from Albury
  • 12 km (7 mi) from Walbundrie
  • 6 km (4 mi) from Rand [1]
  • 12 km (7 mi) from Walbundrie
LGA: Greater Hume Shire Council
County: Hume
State District: Albury


Bulgandry aboriginal site

Bulgandry is a village community in the central part of the Riverina. It is situated by road, about 6 kilometres north west of Rand and 12 kilometres south east of Walbundrie.

History[]

The place name Bulgandry is derived from the local Aboriginal word meaning "boomerang in hand".[2]

Walbundrie Reefs Post Office opened on 1 July 1875, was renamed Bulgandry in 1900 and closed in 1975.[3]

Bulgandry shooting[]

At 11pm, on Saturday 8 February 1919, Bulgandra Hotel licensee Mrs. Mary Josephine Devlin, was shot in the right arm with a shot gun by a man at the hotel, shattering her arm. She was brought to Albury early on Sunday morning and her arm required amputation, but she died at 1pm. Mary was shot by Patrick Lawrence Gleeson, who had been living at the hotel and had developed a relationship with Mary. Gleeson was tried and sentenced to 15 years in Goulburn Gaol.

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