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