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 […]

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 […]

Further efforts to find Burke and Wills [chapter 34 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 34 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 17 February 1935.] The story of Australia. — XXXIV. Further efforts to find Burke and Wills Both John McKinlay and William Landsborough, whose exploration work is described hereunder, were men of courage and fortitude, and, although their […]

Last scenes of Burke and Wills tragedy [chapter 33 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 33 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 10 February 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXIII Last scenes of Burke and Wills tragedy Burke and Wills had not gone far towards Mount Hopeless, however, before one of the camels got bogged, and again valuable […]

A grim fight for life [chapter 32 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 32 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 3 February 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXII A grim fight for life On February 9, 1861, Burke and Wills had reached the coast, having accomplished the task of crossing Australia from south to north. Though […]