The Burke and Wills expedition

The Burke and Wills expedition was created with the aim of exploring the Australian interior and finding a suitable path for the Australian Overland Telegraph Line (which would connect Australia with the rest of the world, in terms of fast communication, by linking up with the cable which was in Java, via sea cable, thus […]

The Explorer’s Grave [poem by J. Sheridan Moore, A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This poem by J. Sheridan Moore, about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] The Explorer’s Grave. By J. Sheridan Moore. “While rolling rivers into seas shall run, “And round the space of heaven the radiant sun; “While trees the mountain-tops with […]

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 […]