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 […]

The Fate of the Explorers [poem by Henry Kendall, A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills, 1862]

[Editor: This poem by Henry Kendall, about the Burke and Wills expedition, was published in A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills (broadsheet), 1862.] The Fate of the Explorers. By Henry Kendall. Set your face towards the darkness, tell of deserts weird and wide, Where unshaken woods are huddled, and low languid waters […]

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

[Editor: This broadsheet about the Burke and Wills expedition was published in 1862. As this publication did not have a contents page, a list of the contents has been provided so as to enable easier access to the text.] A Tribute to the Memory of Burke and Wills. The Fate of the Explorers [poem by […]

Chapter 20 [A Short History of Australia, by Ernest Scott]

[Editor: This is a chapter from A Short History of Australia (6th edition, 1936) by Ernest Scott (1867-1939).] Chapter XX The heart of the continent Flinders’s plan — George Grey’s journeys — Eyre’s journey to Central Australia — His tramp across the desert — Sturt’s journey to the interior — McDouall Stuart reaches the centre […]