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Unless one has a penchant for the history of Australian exploration or the 1985 film "Burke and Wills", they may not be familiar with the personages of Robert O'Hara Burke and his third in command, William John Wills. In 1860, they set forth from the city of Victoria on their way to explore their way across the continent of Australia. While the expedition successfully crossed the continent, some of the party expired along the way back, including Burke and Wills. This site, created by historian Dave Phoenix, brings together an impressive array of transcribed documents from that expedition, including their letters, journals, and progress reports. Casual visitors can read "A Brief History", and then they may wish to proceed through the various sections of the site which describe the members of the expeditionary party, their camels, and a detailed map of the expedition.
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Date of Scout Publication 2007-07-20
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/Reports/ScoutReport/2007/scout-070720#2

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