Bourke is the final resting place of Fred Hollows. Fred was an eye doctor who on discovering in the 1970s that aboriginal people in the outback suffered eye diseases set about inspiring the medical community to perform thousands of operations to treat these preventable conditions. By 1980 Fred was travelling all over the world to help set up eye health programs in developing countries. His work continues through the Fred Hollows Foundation. Participating in Julies Taphophile Tragics meme.