Culture and heritage

Maritime heritage

Down the Darling

MAP - NSW maritime heritage sites

Shipwrecks at the Back-of-Bourke? There certainly are.

The paddle steamer Wave at Bourke is one of a number of shipwrecks on the banks of the Darling River in western New South Wales.

The river is full of history and variety - from the Aboriginal fish traps at Brewarrina to the wreck of the ps Rodney burnt near Pooncarie during the 1894 shearers' strike.

The Darling River is part of the Murray-Darling River system, the largest river system in Australia. ‘Down the Darling River’ explores the heritage of this important waterway.


Heritage Branch report on the maritime archaeological heritage of the Darling River. ( 1.7MB ZIP file)

Heritage Branch Information Sheet on Inland River Heritage (inlandriverheritage.pdf, 47KB).


Page last updated: 31 August 2012