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Bourke - Day 1

Saturday - 13 September 2014

Fine clear and 27 degrees today - we could get used to this.

This morning we took the chance to get a bit of washing done. After lunch we went for a drive around the sights of Bourke. Sturt discovered nearby Mt Oxley in 1829, Major Mitchell arrived on the Darling River in 1835 and established Fort Bourke. However it wasn't until 1883 that a bridge was built over the Darling River at North Bourke, and Cobb and Co arrived soon after took over most of the coach routes to the north.

North Bourke Bridge over the Darling River

North Bourke Bridge over the Darling River

Di with her head in the roses

Di with her head in the roses

Old timber trestle approach to the North Bourke Bridge

Old timber trestle approach to the North Bourke Bridge

Free Camp on the Darling River at North Bourke

Free Camp on the Darling River at North Bourke

Old Cobb and Co Tavern, Bourke

Old Cobb and Co Tavern, Bourke

Old Tower Drug Company Building circa 1889

Old Tower Drug Company Building circa 1889

Lands Department Building circa 1898

Lands Department Building circa 1898

Riverside Motel - formerly the Telegraph Hotel circa 1876

Riverside Motel - formerly the Telegraph Hotel circa 1876

Posted by TwoAces 05:17

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