Now, Louth, Henry Lawson said…
Bourke is not the rip-roaring town that it was but it has charm, and ghosts of the past haunt the cemetery. There are a large number of colourful Aboriginal graves, Fred Hollows, the renowned ophthalmologist, was buried there in 1993. There are graves of early Afghan camel drivers who were instrumental in opening up the […]
Sometimes the river runs, sometimes it walks, sometimes during drought, it doesn’t move at all. It is a lazy river, has been around a few million years
In the beginning was a road. It went from Sydney, north west to Nyngan. Then, 200 km from Nyngan to Bourke, without a curve, without a dip, without a town, without a petrol station, but not without fascination. An ever-changing landscape. Then, beyond Bourke, is Back o’ Bourke, where else?(More later)
… throughout his life he waged a principled fight for those who haven’t rather than those who have.