Jerilderie (map) is a town and local government area situated on Billabong Creek. The Shire borders Urana, Berrigan, Conargo and Murrumbidgee councils. It can be found along the Newell Highway 674 kilometres southwest of Sydney and 60 kilometres north of the Victorian state border. An irrigated farming centre, the area around Jerilderie produces a quarter of all tomatoes grown in Australia. It is also a prime Merino stud region. Additionally Jerilderie has a diverse number of crops such as rice, wheat, canola, mung beans, soya beans, onions, liquorice, grapes and a number of cattle farms.
The Jerilderie Shire Council was declared in 1918 after the amalgamation of the former Municipality of Jerilderie (1889-1918) and Wunnamurra Shire (1906-1918). It currently incorporates the communities of Algudgerie, Argoon, Berrigan, Booroobanilly, Broome, Broughshane, Bundure, Fairlie Grange, Finley, Gala Vale, Jerilderie, Jerilderie North, Kooringal, Logie Brae, Mabins Well, Mairjimmy, Neyliona, North Coree, North Yathong, Nyora, One Oak North, Pooginook Merion Stud, South Coree, Stud Park North, Wononga, Wood Park, Woodside, Wunnamurra, Yamma, Yanko and Yooroobla.
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