Lock and Weir

Overview

The Lock at the Bourke Weir was the first to be built on a river anywhere along with the Murray/Darling river systems. Built-in 1897, and was designed to maintain a reasonable level of water in the…

The Lock at the Bourke Weir was the first to be built on a river anywhere along with the Murray/Darling river systems. Built-in 1897, and was designed to maintain a reasonable level of water in the river near the town. the lock measures 59.5 metres between gates and is 11 metres wide. It was concreted and converted into a weir in 1941.

Pick up the Mud Maps brochure from the Back O’ Bourke Information & Exhibition Centre.

Located seven kilometres West of Bourke on Anson St.

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