Bourke January 5th 2007 Bourke
The only town to have grown out of a fort. Explorer Major Thomas Mitchell built a tiny Stockade in 1835 to protect himself from the aborigines and naming it after the Governor Richard Bourke
Officially began in 1862 and remained the last outpost of civilisation before launching into the Never Never.
Located on the River Darling, in it’s heyday it was possible for wool to be in Lo ... read more
Oceania » Australia Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more