The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Burke and Wills Expedition

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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 ...

The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Burke and Wills Expedition 2002, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747556770

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