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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.
|Address:||Darling Street, Rotary Park, Bourke, 2842|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -30.087499|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th September, 1993|
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".