When Russell and Tracey Shepherd decided to buy a motel, they weren’t banking on getting the whole town.

But that’s what they got when they bought the ageing premises now known as the Bourke Riverside Motel. The property is made up of the old hotel, bank, general store, drapery, and even the priests house for the church down the road.

Step back in time as you listen to Russell tell you all about the real ol’ Bourke and what it means to them and their visitors.