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15-March-2016
15-March-2016

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson

A monument commemorates Bourke`s riverboat poet, Francis Brown.

Francis Brown worked in Bourke for his two brothers, Walter and Herbert, who ran a paddle steamer business which included the paddle steamer, P.S. Nile, almost the last steamer to work that part of the Darling River. Brown`s poetry often featured the paddle steamers. Francis (Frank) Brown passed away at Gundabooka in 1933, at 49 years of age.

Location

Address:Darling Street, Rotary Park, Bourke, 2842
State:NSW
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.087499
Long: 145.938445
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:People
Sub-Theme:Arts

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th September, 1993
Front Inscription

          FRANCIS H.BROWN 
              1884-1933.
       Bourke`s Riverboat Poet

"The splash, splash, splash of the dreadnought`s wheel,
      As out from a timbered bend she`d steal,
     To straighten her barge on an even keel,
        with a load from the Dunlop Shed".

Source: MA
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