Following Burke and Wills Across Australia

Following Burke and Wills Across Australia

Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.

Author: Dave Phoenix

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9781486301591

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

View: 753

Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following Burke and Wills Across Australia guides you on a road trip that follows one of history’s great transcontinental journeys, sharing the explorers’ experiences on the way. Maps lay out a route that takes you as close as possible to the Expedition’s track. As you travel the outback roads, you can learn all the details of the day to day journey of the Expedition from the explorers’ own words, and compare what you see with their descriptions of the country in 1860–61. Each chapter provides information about what to see now: the location and descriptions of the markers and memorials placed along the route over the 150 years since the Expedition, and places where you can stand where the explorers stood and look out over prospects they drew and described. The book is a perfect companion for those wanting to see outback Australia, and at the same time understand a journey that has attained mythic status in the history of Australian exploration. Even if you want to follow only part of the track, this is the book for you.
Categories: Business & Economics

In the Steps of Burke Wills

In the Steps of Burke   Wills

Burke and Wills journey from Coopers Creek to the Gulf of Carpentaria retraced in 1977 by two white Australians and two Aborigines in order to test hypothesis on use of camels and timing of the expedition; includes sections from original ...

Author: Tom Bergin

Publisher:

ISBN: 0642974136

Category: Australia

Page: 139

View: 607

Burke and Wills journey from Coopers Creek to the Gulf of Carpentaria retraced in 1977 by two white Australians and two Aborigines in order to test hypothesis on use of camels and timing of the expedition; includes sections from original journals which mention Aborigines on the route.
Categories: Australia

Burke and Wills

Burke and Wills

In 1861, Burke and Wills became the first non -Aboriginal people to cross Australia from south to north.

Author: Barrie Sheppard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1740708148

Category: Burke and Wills Expedition

Page: 32

View: 790

Categories: Burke and Wills Expedition

Burke Wills

Burke   Wills

Explores the transformation of the expedition through the work of Australian artists.

Author: Tim Bonyhady

Publisher: Vantage Press, Inc

ISBN: 0642107483

Category: Australia

Page: 49

View: 295

Catalogue of an exhibition examinining the explorers' place in Australian culture and including an array of material collected and produced by the expedition and its search parties (diaries, letters and paintings, birds and plants, hair and bones, clothing, weapons, food and narcotics). Explores the transformation of the expedition through the work of Australian artists.
Categories: Australia

Burke and Wills

Burke and Wills

Only King survived to tell the tale. Yet, despite their tragic fates, the names of Burke and Wills have become synonymous with perseverance and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds.

Author: Peter FitzSimons

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472128980

Category: History

Page: 736

View: 567

'They have left here today!' he calls to the others. When King puts his hand down above the ashes of the fire, it is to find it still hot. There is even a tiny flame flickering from the end of one log. They must have left just hours ago.' MELBOURNE, 20 AUGUST 1860. In an ambitious quest to be the first Europeans to cross the harsh Australian continent, the Victorian Exploring Expedition sets off, farewelled by 15,000 cheering well-wishers. Led by Robert O'Hara Burke, a brave man totally lacking in the bush skills necessary for his task; surveyor and meteorologist William Wills; and 17 others, the expedition took 20 tons of equipment carried on six wagons, 23 horses and 26 camels. Almost immediately plagued by disputes and sackings, the expeditioners battled the extremes of the Australian landscape and weather: its deserts, the boggy mangrove swamps of the Gulf, the searing heat and flooding rains. Food ran short and, unable to live off the land, the men nevertheless mostly spurned the offers of help from the local Indigenous people. In desperation, leaving the rest of the party at the expedition's depot on Coopers Creek, Burke, Wills and John King made a dash for the Gulf in December 1860. Bad luck and bad management would see them miss by just hours a rendezvous back at Coopers Creek, leaving them stranded in the wilderness with practically no supplies. Only King survived to tell the tale. Yet, despite their tragic fates, the names of Burke and Wills have become synonymous with perseverance and bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. They live on in Australia's history - and their story remains immediate and compelling.
Categories: History

Burke Wills

Burke   Wills

On 20 August 1860, nineteen men and twenty-six camels set off from Melbourne for a journey that would take them northwards across Australia. Only one man ever made it back. This is the story of the Burke & Wills expedition.

Author: Karen Tayleur

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781742031392

Category: Australia

Page: 32

View: 879

On 20 August 1860, nineteen men and twenty-six camels set off from Melbourne for a journey that would take them northwards across Australia. Only one man ever made it back. This is the story of the Burke & Wills expedition.
Categories: Australia

The Supply Party

The Supply Party

In THE SUPPLY PARTY author Martin Edmond takes the reader on a physical trek and intellectual quest across outback Australia to unravel the life and search for the grave of Ludwig Becker; the official artist and naturalist on the Burke and ...

Author: Martin Edmond

Publisher:

ISBN: 1921037261

Category: Artists

Page: 209

View: 623

The Burke and Wills expedition of 1860 was one of the best equipped expeditions of the Victorian era but it was doomed to a terrible fate. Much has been written about the leaders of this expedition but what do we know of other members of the party? In THE SUPPLY PARTY author Martin Edmond takes the reader on a physical trek and intellectual quest across outback Australia to unravel the life and search for the grave of Ludwig Becker; the official artist and naturalist on the Burke and Wills expedition. At 52 Becker was the oldest member of the Burke and Wills party. Born in Germany, he'd already lived an extraordinary life before joining the ill-fated explorers. He had illustrated books for zoologist Johann Jakob Kaup; learned lithography from Peter Vogel; was court painter for the Archduke Ludwig III of Hesse-Darmstadt; and, controversially, a member of the radical political group Gesellschaft fur Menschenrechte (Society for Human Rights). A collector and a dilettante, Becker at various times owned a first edition of Luther's speeches (1556), original artworks by Rembrandt, Raphael, Cranach and van Dyck and the death mask of Shakespeare. Far from the parlours of Europe's intelligentsia, Becker now found himself malnourished, bullied by Burke, harried by Aborigines and horribly injured by one of the expedition's badly trained camels; and yet he continued to fulfil his duties of keeping the expedition diary, surveying the environment, gathering zoological specimens and sketching and painting. Ludwig Becker's legacy is a diary of one of the world's most famous adventures and 60 luminous artworks that depict this new and foreign environment with sympathy and eloquence. Martin Edmond's journey in the footsteps of Becker allows a fascinating glimpse into Becker's character and the nature of intellectual curiosity and artistic enterprise both then and now. This fascinating mix of the historical serendipitous, biographical and speculative makes an intriguing quest memoir.
Categories: Artists

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61.

Author: Ian Clark

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643108103

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 225

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the extent to which this affected the outcome of the expedition. The book offers a reinterpretation of the literature surrounding Burke and Wills, using official correspondence, expedition journals and diaries, visual art, and archaeological and linguistic research – and then complements this with references to Aboriginal oral histories and social memory. It highlights the interaction of expedition members with Aboriginal people and their subsequent contribution to Aboriginal studies. The book also considers contemporary and multi-disciplinary critiques that the expedition members were, on the whole, deficient in bush craft, especially in light of the expedition’s failure to use Aboriginal guides in any systematic way. Generously illustrated with historical photographs and line drawings, The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is an important resource for Indigenous people, Burke and Wills history enthusiasts and the wider community. This book is the outcome of an Australian Research Council project.
Categories: Science

Burke and Wills

Burke and Wills

Burke divides expedition party, taking Wills, Brahe, King, Gray, McDonough,
Patten and Dost Mahomet on to Cooper Creek, and leaving Wright, Beckler,
Becker, Hodgkinson, Smith, Purcell, Stone and Belooch at Menindee. 19 October
1860 ...

Author: EB Joyce

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 9780643103344

Category: Science

Page: 368

View: 587

This book challenges the common assumption that little or nothing of scientific value was achieved during the Burke and Wills expedition. The Royal Society of Victoria initiated the Victorian Exploring Expedition as a serious scientific exploration of hitherto unexplored regions of inland and northern Australia. Members of the expedition were issued with detailed instructions on scientific measurements and observations to be carried out, covering about a dozen areas of science. The tragic ending of the expedition meant that most of the results of the scientific investigations were not reported or published. Burke and Wills: The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition rectifies this historic omission. It includes the original instructions as well as numerous paintings and drawings, documents the actual science undertaken as recorded in notebooks and diaries, and analyses the outcomes. It reveals for the first time the true extent and limits of the scientific achievements of both the Burke and Wills expedition and the various relief expeditions which followed. Importantly, this new book has led to a re-appraisal of the shortcomings and the successes of the journey. It will be a compelling read for all those interested in the history of exploration, science and natural history, as well as Australian history and heritage.
Categories: Science

The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition an Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia from Cooper s Creek to Carpentaria with Biographical Sketches of R O H Burke and William John Wills With Extracts from Their Journals and Portraits

The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition  an Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia  from Cooper s Creek to Carpentaria  with Biographical Sketches of R  O H  Burke and William John Wills   With Extracts from Their Journals  and Portraits

THE BURKE AND WILLS EXPLORING EXPEDITION . This pamphlet is not put
forth as a / usually wet and late , there was such an history of the Exploring
Expedition . It abundance of grass and water , that they is but the last chapter of a
sad ...

Author: Robert O'Hara Burke

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018026552

Category:

Page: 36

View: 304

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Supplementary pamphlet to the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition containing the evidence taken before the Commission of Inquiry Report of the Commission With portraits of J King and C Gray and with a map

Supplementary pamphlet to the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition  containing the evidence taken before the Commission of Inquiry      Report of the Commission   With portraits of J  King and C  Gray  and with a map

Commission of Inquiry into the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition. January
11th , but he did not start until the Dost Mahomed , and myself . Mr. Wright 29th ,
because he had to wait for the return joined us at Menindie , and went with us as
of ...

Author: VICTORIA, Australia. Commission of Inquiry into the Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018020251

Category:

Page:

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The Dig Tree

The Dig Tree

Sarah Murgatroyd brings the story vividly alive - the political events in the background, the colourful characters, the spectacular and, often, unforgiving landscape, and the awful desperation of the final days.

Author: Sarah P. Murgatroyd

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0747556776

Category: Australia

Page: 372

View: 850

In 1860, Australia remained the truly dark continent. Although there were European settlements in its south, much of the north remained unknown and dangerous. But things were changing. On 20th August, 1860 The Victorian Exploring Expedition left Melbourne to make the journey into the Gulf of Carpentaria in the northern coast. The expedition was headed by an Irish policeman called Robert O' Hara Burke - a charmer, gambler, and a man infamous for taking long baths in his back garden. Burke and his team of eighteen men made a confident start. After leaving most of the group behind in Cooper Creek (in central Australia), three of the party, including Burke, reached the Carpentaria. They were the first ever to do so. But the journey back was riddled with mishap and bad luck. By the time the three had returned to Cooper Creek, exhausted and starving, they discovered that the rest of the party had retreated, leaving behind only a carved message on a coolibah tree… THE DIG TREE is the tale of this tragic expedition. Sarah Murgatroyd brings the story vividly alive - the political events in the background, the colourful characters, the spectacular and, often, unforgiving landscape, and the awful desperation of the final days. It is an intelligent, evocative and above all, utterly gripping book.
Categories: Australia

Journal of Landsborough s Expedition from Carpentaria in Search of Burke Wills

Journal of Landsborough s Expedition from Carpentaria  in Search of Burke   Wills

On reaching settled country they were very sorry to hear of the melancholy fate of
Burke , Wills , and Gray . They were hospitably received by the settlers , but the
season was dry , and their horses fared much worse in the settled districts than in
 ...

Author: William Landsborough

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433082442561

Category: Australia

Page: 128

View: 763

Map shows also the routes of Oxley, Sturt, Mitchell, Eyre, Leichhardt, Kennedy, Gregory, Babbage, Warburton, Stuart, Burke and Walker
Categories: Australia

Journal of Landsborough s Expedition from Carpentaria In search of Burke and Wills

Journal of Landsborough s Expedition from Carpentaria In search of Burke and Wills

Author: William Landsborough

Publisher: tredition

ISBN: 9783847205364

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

View: 575

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
Categories: Fiction

Sandpaper Swimming

Sandpaper Swimming

Author: George Watt

Publisher:

ISBN: 9996557448

Category: Australian poetry

Page: 72

View: 773

Categories: Australian poetry

Cooper s Creek

Cooper s Creek

In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast.

Author: Alan Moorehead

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 9781628730401

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 506

In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O’Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek into the bush. Almost one year later, Burke, Wills, and two others from their party, Gray and King, reached the northern shore but on their journey back, they were stranded at Cooper’s Creek where all but King perished. Cooper’s Creek is a gripping, intense historical narrative about the harshness of the Australian outback and the people who were brave enough to go into the very depths of that uncharted country.
Categories: History

The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition an Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia from Cooper s Creek to Carpentaria with Biographical Sketches of Robert O Hara Burke and William John Wills

The Burke and Wills Exploring Expedition  an Account of the Crossing the Continent of Australia from Cooper s Creek to Carpentaria  with Biographical Sketches of Robert O Hara Burke and William John Wills

The fatal feat of crossing the continent of Aus - party then travelled slowly down
the tralia , by Burke , Wills , Gray , and King . creek , in order to recruit the strength
of To understand it , however , it will be the animals , and in search of a suitable ...

Author: Argus, Melbourne

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015065610928

Category: Australia

Page: 36

View: 782

Categories: Australia

Australian Explorers

Australian Explorers

Australian explorers (blackline master)

Author: Gunter Schymkiw

Publisher: R.I.C. Publications

ISBN: 9781863114998

Category: Australia

Page: 90

View: 165

Australian explorers (blackline master)
Categories: Australia

Burke s Soldier

Burke s Soldier

Melbourne, 1871- John King is dying far from the deserts he traversed with the legendary Burke and Wills.

Author: Alan Attwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 0143000829

Category: Australia

Page: 449

View: 897

Melbourne, 1871: John King is dying far from the deserts he traversed with the legendary Burke and Wills. Ten years on from that fateful expedition, King is finally ready to tell his story. The young Irishman had already endured the horrors of the Indian Mutiny when he signed on with the erratic Burke to explore a land he knew little about. As one of the advance group who pushed on to the Gulf of Carpentaria - only to be abandoned later by the rest of their party - King was with Wills as he penned his final letter, and at Burke's side when he died. Then he was alone, the sole survivor, though barely alive when rescued by Alfred Howitt. But Howitt is a man who cannot let things be, and now he seems more inquisitor than saviour. He wants to know what King knows before it's too late . . .
Categories: Australia

It s All about Australia Mate

It s All about Australia  Mate

When Burke and Wills were there the town had only a couple of shacks, a store
owned by a riverboat operator, Captain Cadell, and wellestablished river port
facilities. Burke and Wills wanted to be the first to cross Australia from Melbourne
to ...

Author: Denis Gregory

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 9781775590453

Category: History

Page: 177

View: 939

This entertaining book is a light-hearted but factual look at the Australian way of life. It covers all aspects of ‘the lucky country’, including the main Aussie icons, the Aborigines, sport, pubs, ‘kulture’, taxi drivers, gambling, dress, language and the main cities. Little-known facts are given, nuggets of history are unearthed and surprising statistics are presented, together with a host of amusing stories and anecdotes. The book also includes a detailed look at Australia’s unofficial national anthem, ‘Waltzing Matilda’, and the classic ballad, ‘The Man from Snowy River’. It’s All About Australia, Mate is a good read for anyone interested in our nearest neighbour and for anyone about to visit Australia. Unlike any other book on the market, this is the complete guide to the Australian way of life and a good laugh to go with it.
Categories: History