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Interesting Cemetery

Interesting Cemetery. Visit the grave of Fred Hollows and many other people that are part of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sydney, Australia
Very interesting - visited Fred Hollows memorial

Nice story about the man, Fred Hollows. Lots of history to this area and lots of really old people... read more

Reviewed 29 November 2018
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Gorrell Avenue, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting Cemetery. Visit the grave of Fred Hollows and many other people that are part of Bourke's history.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 November 2018

Nice story about the man, Fred Hollows. Lots of history to this area and lots of really old people - no longer hanging about - good education.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Naturesgal
Reviewed 6 October 2018

This cemetery has been well maintained and is full of old characters with headstones to match. Fred Hollows rests here amongst some of his beloved aboriginal patients and mates

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank pixie1962
Reviewed 19 September 2018

If you have had your cataracts fixed then visit the grave of Fred Hollows in Bourke's graveyard. Fred pioneered the simple, yet groundbreaking method which has restored sight to countless people all over the world, preventing certain blindness.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rover996
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Well worth a visit. An outback cemetery at its best. Contains Fred Hollows' grave with large memorial stone and minimal detail carved into the stone. Not to be missed is the pet cemetery at the far end of the general cemetery (separate)!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Maree H
Reviewed 21 August 2018

Feed Hollows has such a strong connection to Bourke he is buried here. His memorial in the cemetery is worth the time to visit. Easy to find. Well s8gnec with a lot of information.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Stephen W
Reviewed 1 August 2018 via mobile

Older cemetery can be quite serene to wander through. Some impressive grave stones dating back to the 1800’s. Notable resident is Fred Hollows. A unique statue and grave stone for a man who gave so much to the less fortunate.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elvis-in-OZ
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting cemetery to wander around and I found it quite emotional seeing the ages of those who had died in Bourke a century or so back. Great to see Fred’s resting place too.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Poetripedla
Reviewed 7 May 2018

A peaceful final resting place for many of the early pioneers of the Bourke area. A reflection of a past era when many passed at an early age before the age of modern medicine and a reflection of the results of living in an isolated...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank best0ne2017
Reviewed 28 April 2018

Bourke more than many takes you back to NSW's expansion over the Blue Mountains.They had to go through Bourke.Take the time to walk past the Mosque to Fred Hollows resting place.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Howard J
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