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Riverina

(rĭv'ərē`nə), region, 26,560 sq mi (68,790 sq km), New South Wales, SE Australia. Located S of the Lachlan River in the south central part of the state, Riverina is a rich agricultural area with associated processing industries. The Murrumbidgee River runs through the region, and much of the farming depends on irrigation. It has been inhabited by an aboriginal population since early times. Chief towns are Albury, Wagga Wagga, Leeton, and Griffith.

Riverina

 

a low-lying plain in southeastern Australia, in the interfluve of the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, constituting an ancient delta of the rivers. The elevation of the plain is approximately 100 m. It is composed of clays and sands. The climate is subtropical and continental. Precipitation totals 250–500 mm annually. There is widespread flooding of the rivers in the Australian Alps in spring from the melting snows and in summer from the rains. There are dry sclerophyll eucalyptus forests and sparse forests on cinnamon-colored soils and thickets of low-growing eucalypts (mallees) on alkaline soils. Eucalyptus forests grow along the Murray River. Irrigation is used on the Riverina to grow wheat and rice crops and cultivate vineyards and fruit gardens.

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6m), envisages the installation of 400,000 photovoltaic (PV) panels on farmland near the town of Mulwala, Riverina district.
The delegates' meeting also heard of recent violent incidents at Lockhart in the Riverina district, Shoalhaven on the NSW South Coast, RPA in Sydney, Scone in the Upper Hunter region, and the north coast towns of Coffs Harbour, Byron Bay and Tweed Heads.
In the Australian Riverina district, characteristic symptoms of declining young grapevines include low fruit yields, very short shoots, and severely stunted roots with black, sunken, necrotic lesions.
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De Bortoli began wine making in the Riverina district of New SouthWales in 1928 and has established a reputation for good quality value wines.
That Industry and Investment NSW and the Wine Grapes Marketing Board fund a consultant to provide targeted business advice for grape growers in the Riverina district to assist in responding to industry restructuring.
Drawing on his extensive contacts with grape growers and winemakers in this region, Gray chronicles the social history of the development of the now major wine industry in the Riverina district of New South Wales, Australia.
The initiative described was implemented at Wamoon Public School, a small rural school in the Riverina district of New South Wales, and took as its focus the professional learning of teachers, specifically around the issue of formative assessment.
Fred's first purchase in the Riverina district was a group of conditional purchases totalling 5000 acres in 1893, which he named Old Cooinbil.
In the Brennan report, the Chinese population in the five largest towns (Narrandera, Wagga Wagga, Deniliquin, Hay, and Albury) in the Riverina district was 869, which suggests that the total Chinese population in the Riverina and adjacent districts was well over 1,000.
It originates from France's Rhone Valley, is widely planted in California - where it is known as Petite Sirah - and has also found solid support in northeastern Victoria and the Riverina district of New South Wales.
It is expected that the new airport terminal will generate a vibrant new gateway for the growing city and the Riverina district.