CW & WJ Bourke
Bourke Road
P.O. Box 57
Nathalia, Victoria 3638. Australia
Ph: 03 58662324
Mobile: 0417 382 249

Denis with the first farm dog (named "Dog")
DJ with Dog

Denis (DJ) Bourke
DJ at the Farm

Margaret Bourke
Margaret at the Farm

CW & WJ BourkeThe Farm and Local History

After WWII Denis (DJ) Bourke married Margaret Ball and purchased the Farm, moving out from the original homestead to continue the family legacy of farming.

Legends surround some of the property that is currently encompassed within what is known simply as "The Farm".

Stories are told that as the famous Kelly Gang were on their way to Jerilderie to hold up the town, they stopped and camped on the property. During their stay there they played cricket with the Bourke boys who were working the property at the time.

The following photographs illustrate some of the techniques and methods of farming in our district in years gone by. Farming was a community affair when harvesting time came around. Farmers and workers would come from neighbouring properties to help out. The photographs here represent threshing, horse teams, horse drawn vehicles stacking sheaths, bullock teams and wheat stacks.

Bourke Brothers At Work

See more photos from the area in days gone by