Three children die on their way to town’s day of fun

August 15, 1888 – Almost all of the children of Bourke, country New South Wales, were in the back of horse-drawn vehicles heading to the country town’s picnic ground by the Darling River. The Annual Children’s Picnic procession would have been full of laughter and expectation, as the annual event brought the town together.   ThereContinue reading “Three children die on their way to town’s day of fun”

Bringing in the cows

Eight-year-old Archie was sent “out after cows’’ at his parents’ property 12 miles from Condobolin, NSW, one Saturday afternoon. His horse came home riderless about 20 minutes later, and the boy was found unconscious about 400 metres from the house. From an open gate and a stirrup iron lying close to the body, it wasContinue reading “Bringing in the cows”