Burke’s last letter [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: These extracts from the journal of Robert O’Hara Burke, of the Burke and Wills expedition, were published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.]

Burke’s last letter.

“I hope we shall be done justice to. We fulfilled our task, but were not followed up as I expected. The depot party abandoned their post. June 26 — King has behaved nobly. I hope he will be taken care of. He came up the creek in accordance with my request.”

“June 29. — King has stayed with me to the last. He has left me at my own request unburied, and with my pistol in my hand.”

R. O’H. B.



Source:
A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), South Sydney (NSW): W. T. Baker, [1862]

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