Chronology of the expedition [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This article about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] Chronology of the expedition. 1860 August 20. — The Expedition started from Melbourne. December 16. — Burke, Wills, King, and Gray, (the advance party of the Expedition) left the Depôt at Cooper’s […]

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 […]

Central Australia: Origin and results of the Victorian exploration expedition [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This article, about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] Central Australia. Origin and results of the Victorian exploration expedition. Nothing could be more uncertain, not even the Great Asian Mystery of Benjamin Disraeli, than the popular notions prevalent, till within the […]

William John Wills [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This article about William John Wills, of the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] William John Wills. It was a fortunate circumstance for Mr. Burke, on his undertaking the leadership of the perilous expedition which the Exploration Society of Victoria organised, to […]

Robert O’Hara Burke [A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This article about Robert O’Hara Burke, of the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] Robert O’Hara Burke. While we are yet, in reverential and grateful sorrow, meditating on the sad end of one of Australia’s great explorers; while the facts of a […]