Bourke Historic Whard

Bourke Historic Wharf

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Bourke, New South Wales

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LOT 2 Sturt Street,
Bourke,
New South Wales
2840.

Once the largest inland port on the Darling River the wharf represents Bourke’s historic link with the river trade. Now a peaceful community place to view the Darling River. The Bourke Wharf is a replica of the original wharves in Bourke. The area was considered to have little prospects for commercial activity. In the late 1850s, the Darling River was opened up as a key transport route, and river communities like Bourke grew as important transport centres. While the wharf is a replica, it has been constructed showing how the design of the wharf caters for the varying levels of water that occurs on the Darling River. Bales of wool were towed down the river by paddle steamers. Still, eventually, river transport was replaced when other forms of transport became available, and the last commercial riverboat finished in 1931. (Brian, B & W). Located at Cnr Sturt St & Mitchell Lane....

Product Types

  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations
  • Natural Attractions

Facilities found here

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Lawn / Gardens
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet

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