FINLEY

Finley is on the NSW side of the Murray River sojourn west to Mildura. Finley is also the first town after Jerilderie. Finley is one of those towns that have all of the essential services that cater for this community.

The post office opened on 1 January 1881 but was known as Murray Hut until 1893. Europeans first settled the area around Finley in the early 1840s, with wheat becoming the main crop.

Periods of severe drought, combined with the Great Depression of the early 1930s, forced many farmers to abandon their holdings.

In 1935, construction on the Mulwala Canal began in order to provide employment and bring water to the area’s rich farmland.

The Finley War Memorial is a great acknowledgement, especially given the size of the town.

The Finley Churches are all over 100 years old and in use.

The Finley Hotels are classic NSW town pubs.

The Finley Museum is represented by both the Rail Station and the Pioneer Museum on the southern outskirts of the town.

Finley is a really nice town and a stopover would not disappoint.

Heritage diary

 

 

 

 

Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course