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Tragic heroes Burke and Wills became heroes in Australia for their

Tragic heroes Burke and Wills became heroes in Australia for their


Tragic heroes Burke and Wills became heroes in Australia for their noble but failed attempt -

On this day 16th March, 1774 the birth of Matthew Flinders, English explorer who circumnavigated Australia. The Flinders River in Queensland and the Finders ...

East Gippsland, Victoria, 1914

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Arqueólogo SIR ARTHUR JOHN EVANS (1851-1941) - Siguió los pasos de Heinrich Schliemann y las excavaciones le llevaron a Creta (Según Homero en la Ilíada: La ...

Burke and Wills: The triumph and tragedy of Australia's most famous explorers by Peter FitzSimons

The Burke and Wills expedition departs on August 20, 1860.

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Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills - hidden heroes of Australian History

Black Diggers examines the stories of the many Aboriginal soldiers who fought in WW1.

Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills - hidden heroes of Australian History

Robert O'Hara Burke led the doomed expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria

Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills - hidden heroes of Australian History

Robert O'Hara Burke.

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South Australian premier Sir Thomas Playford points to where the word "dig" was carved

John McDouall Stuart was an explorer born in Dysart who emigrated to Australia and became one

Sir Douglas Mawson, Australian Antarctic expeditioner, scientist, author and adventurer.

The burial of Burke (detail), William Strutt, 1911, oil on canvas, State Library of Victoria

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Robert O'Hara Burke

Two side view drawings of men with beards

How Britain fell in love with Australia's haunting heroes

Robert O'Hara Burke was appointed leader of the Victorian Exploring Expedition with Landells as second-in-command. William John Wills was surveyor and ...

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Our plan for today is to take a drive out to both Burke and Wills' graves and also the 'Dig' tree at the site of their final base camp or 'depot'.

Charlie and Nick standing before the Burke and Wills Memorial, Melbourne

Olympic rowing gold medallist James Cracknell, left, and TV adventurer Ben Fogle will retrace

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Burke and Wills expedition - Camels were introduced to Australia in the 1800's as pack animals and have thrived in the wild

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Arrival of Burke, Wills and King at the deserted camp at Cooper's Creek, Sunday

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The Burke and Wills funeral procession, wood engraving by Charles Frederick Somerton, published in The Illustrated Melbourne Post, January 1, 1863.

Future unclear for company that safeguards a treasure trove of Australian film history

William John Wills.

The Burke and Wills story, a supposedly heroic tale encapsulates all the perfect ingredients of a potentially successful blockbuster: A noble mission to ...


[Series of scenes depicting various incidents in the Burke and Wills expedition, with portraits

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Arrival of Burke & Wills at Flinders River, 1861 / J. Greig

The Dig Tree at Depot 65, Cooper Creek: Photo: Derek Barry

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Group of Indigenous Australians covering explorer Burke with bushes whilst burying him

The Dig Tree: The Story of Bravery, Insanity, and the Race to Discover Australia's Wild Frontier by Sarah Murgatroyd

John King is rescued, picture, image, illustration

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William John Wills, 2nd. In command of the Victorian Expedition, 1860 by Henry

Burke & Wills 150 Year Anniversary 1oz Silver Proof Coin


William John Wills - Pioneer of the Australian Outback ebook by John Van der Kiste

35,000 people visit the heritage-listed “Dig Tree” every year - thanks to


The Dig Tree: Text Classics: The Story of Burke and Wills by [Murgatroyd

The Dig Tree: The Story of Burke and Wills: Sarah Murgatroyd: 9781921520990: Amazon.com: Books

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An artist of the day illustrates the agony of Burke, Wills and King on their

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Led by the inexperienced Burke, the grand expedition was almost doomed to fail from the outset. Just few weeks after setting off from the Marvelous ...

Nicholas Chevalier, Memorandum of the Start of the Exploring Expedition, oil on canvas, 1860, Art Gallery of South Australia

The Man Who Saved Smithy : Fighter pilot, pioneer aviator, hero: the life

John McDouall Stuart

Burke, Wills and King made a dash to the Gulf telling the others to wait three or four months if they could.

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R O'Hara Burke, c. 1861 by De Gruchy & Leigh (lithographers

Enlarge Burke's grave in South Australia, where he died as a rescue expedition set out to

burke and wills expedition. Castlemaine commemorates the Australian explorers

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Burke and Wills Monument, 1869 by Thomas Foster Chuck

Following Burke and Wills Across Australia

The Dig Tree: The Story Of Burke And Wills: The Extraordinary Story Of The

An Acacia beckleri wattle, named after Hermann Beckler, a botanist on Burke and Wills' infamous expedition. (Wikimedia)

... no sign Burke was there and they left again without leaving a sign of their own. Burke and Wills died horrible deaths but King was nursed back to health ...

Detail from "Wills' map of Burke and Wills' route to the Gulf of Carpentaria".


Artur Loureiro, Death of Burke, oil on canvas, 1892, private collection

(Below: the film tie-in).

Modelling at Hero Frock Hire in Leichhardt, Savannah Levy wears a piece from the 1975 movie Picnic at Hanging Rock while Angus Cornwell wears Heath Ledger's ...

Burke and Wills Statue by Charles Summers on the corner of Collins and Swanston Streets, Melbourne.

and then headed south through the mining town of Broken Hill. Clearly a town whose street planners could not imagine anyone traveling beyond it.

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