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Thursday, 10 September 2015

Back o' Bourke

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Washing up interruption

Cotton Cat

Aussie Cat

Black cockatoos and ducks at the waterhole

Soccer playing camel taking a dive

Bringing in the sheep

Keeping an eye on the sheep

A girl and her bullock


Bullock drivers are no longer gender specific

Crossley steam engine

Darling River

Old bridge

Nice tree

Pelican with an itch

PV Jandra

Another clear and cool start to the day; the heater is being put to good use each morning now.  After a leisurely start to the day, and a chat to our neighbours from Port Sorell, we headed into Bourke proper and the Back o’ Bourke Centre and the Outback Show.  This was such great entertainment, the man who starred was such a character with some never heard before jokes.  The animals were also so well trained, especially the camel which told a joke about Prince Charles (it doesn’t translate to words, sorry), the soccer playing camel, the “sick” horse, the bullocks and the working dogs.  We were also kept entertained by a large flock of red tailed black cockatoos – such large and noisy birds.  After the show, we had a look at the Crossley steam engine and the reconstructed wharf, with its views of the Darling River.

The flies have been breeding since we arrived – there are now 8,917,647 and I did manage to send one to fly heaven.

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