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Grave of Fred Hollows

This panorama shows the 6 hectares big Bourke cemetery approx. 1 kilometer south of town which the famous eye surgeon Fred Hollows had chosen as his final resting place. The cemetery predates the town and features historic graves of Afghan cameleers, lost children, bushrangers, drovers, river boat men and others with many epitaphs telling a story about the pioneer hardships in this remote area.

Frederick Cossom Hollows (1929-1993) born in Dunedin, New Zealand became one of Australias most remarkable men. Fred was an ophthalmologist who restored eyesight of thousands of people in Australia and other countries. The Fred Hollows foundation (http://www.hollows.org.au) continues Freds great work until today in many countries.

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Copyright: Klaus Mayer
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 6000x3000
Taken: 03/01/2010
Uploaded: 17/04/2011
Updated: 11/08/2016


Tags: fred hollows; cemetery; grave; new south wales; australia; bourke; outback
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