Visual Memories of Bourke

An interesting place to visit. We enjoyed our 3 nights at the Kidman Camp van park on the north side of town. Green grass, gardens and rose bushes made this stop an oasis in dry and dusty country. Took a ride on the PV Janda down the Darling to reminisce about the paddle steamer era over 100 years ago. We also enjoyed a Poetry on a Plate evening around the camp fire under a vast starry sky. Wonderful entertainment by a local young guitarist and tender slow-cooked beef stew for dinner.

White egret posing for a photo on the banks of the Darling.

 

 

A darter ready to take flight.
Of bygone days.
The Darling River explored by Mitchell and flows all the way to the Murray.
A spot worth exploring along the Darling River.
The shell of PV Wave built in 1886 at Echuca and then stranded on the banks of the Darling at Bourke in 1921 after a huge flood.
Relaxing on board.
Docked at Kidman Camp, Bourke, this was a treat traveling down the Darling.

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