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A tribute to an inspiring Australian

If you have had your cataracts fixed then visit the grave of Fred Hollows in Bourke's graveyard... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Perth, Australia
Contains Fred Hollows' Grave

Well worth a visit. An outback cemetery at its best. Contains Fred Hollows' grave with large... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Maree H
Moe, Australia
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Gorrell Avenue, Bourke, New South Wales 2840, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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.

Thank Rover996
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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)!

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.

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.

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.

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

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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.

Thank Howard J
Reviewed 13 April 2018

We spent a wonderful few hours walking through the cemetery visiting the graves of family members. The graves were well kept even though it was extremely dry from drought.

Thank Ironbarkers
Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

There is a lot of history here. To learn more about historical and inspirational people buried here before you arrive, I recommend visiting the Back O’ Bourke Exhibition Center first where some who are buried at the cemetery get a memorable and insightful mention, such...More

1  Thank Gemma H
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

If you are interested in history, a walk around the Bourke cemetery is a must. I find the Fred Hollows information board very interesting. A remarkable man.

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