Following Burke And Wills Across Australia

Author: Dave Phoenix
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301606
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Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history’s great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers’ experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expedition’s track. As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorers’ own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860–61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places where you can stand where the explorers stood and look out over prospects they drew and described. The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.

Following Burke And Wills Across Australia

Author: Dave Phoenix
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 1486301592
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Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history’s great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers’ experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expedition’s track. As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorers’ own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860–61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places where you can stand where the explorers stood and look out over prospects they drew and described. The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.

Following Burke And Wills Across Victoria

Author: Dave Phoenix
Editor:
ISBN: 9780646564197
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In August 1860, the Victorian Exploring Expedition left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria. Its leader, Robert O'Hara Burke, wanted to be the first to cross Australia from south to north. In February 1861, with William John Wills, he achieved his goal, but both men died tragically on the return journey.

Dig 3ft Nw

Author: Sarah Murgatroyd
Editor: Text Publishing
ISBN: 1921799307
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An utterly compelling account of Burke and Wills' journey into the great unknown. It was the greatest expedition of its time. In 1860 Robert O'Hara Burke, accompanied by William Wills and a party of explorers, set out to cross Australia from south to north. A few months later a tree bore a strange carving: Dig Under 3ft NW. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. How did a man notorious for getting lost on the way home from the pub come to lead an expedition into the desert's dead heart? What went wrong? Edited for a young adult audience, Dig 3ft NW is an abridged version of Sarah Murgatroyd's acclaimed and bestselling book, The Dig Tree. 'The characters of Burke and Wills, and their accompanying team are well-drawn, with all their fatal flaws and strengths...This is history at its best, well-written and researched and hard to put down...It moves at a cracking pace, certainly faster than the actual expedition!...This is Australian history writing at its best.' Magpies

The Aboriginal Story Of Burke And Wills

Author: Ian Clark
Editor: CSIRO PUBLISHING
ISBN: 0643108106
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The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the extent to which this affected the outcome of the expedition. The book offers a reinterpretation of the literature surrounding Burke and Wills, using official correspondence, expedition journals and diaries, visual art, and archaeological and linguistic research – and then complements this with references to Aboriginal oral histories and social memory. It highlights the interaction of expedition members with Aboriginal people and their subsequent contribution to Aboriginal studies. The book also considers contemporary and multi-disciplinary critiques that the expedition members were, on the whole, deficient in bush craft, especially in light of the expedition’s failure to use Aboriginal guides in any systematic way. Generously illustrated with historical photographs and line drawings, The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is an important resource for Indigenous people, Burke and Wills history enthusiasts and the wider community. This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council project.

Successful Exploration Through The Interior Of Australia

Author: William John Wills
Editor: Library of Alexandria
ISBN: 1465584153
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Cooper S Creek

Author: Alan Moorehead
Editor: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1616080221
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Originally published: New York: Harper & Row, c1963.

It S True Burke And Wills Forgot The Frying Pan 12

Author: David Greagg
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741158526
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An accessible, humorous retelling of Australia's most stirring stories, detailing the accomplishments and personalities of the brave, obsessive and sometimes foolish men who mapped Australia.

Starvation In A Land Of Plenty

Author: Michael Cathcart
Editor: National Library Australia
ISBN: 0642277907
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When Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills set out on their fateful journey with the Victorian Exploring Expedition, Wills brought with him a diary in which to record his experiences. His entries would go on to help historians understand the circumstances that led to the tragic end of the expedition. Today, the diary is held by the National Library of Australia and forms the foundation of Starvation in a Land of Plenty. Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke’s destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party’s ‘surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observer’. His resulting misfortune and the words he left behind have transformed the young English surveyor into both an Australian martyr and hero. Combined with images from the Library’s collection, this poignant and telling publication draws on Wills’ at times matter-of-fact account of his fatal weeks, revealing him to have been a man of great dignity and bravery.

Burke Wills

Author: Tim Bonyhady
Editor: Vantage Press, Inc
ISBN: 9780642107480
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Few colonial events have inspired as many artistic responses as the expedition led by Burke & Wills in 1860 to cross the Australian continent from south to north. This publication, produced in connection with the travelling exhibition of the same name, explores the myths that surround the ill-fated explorers and reveals the creativity Burke and Wills have inspired.