In the final super-sized episode (part 8) of the Burke and Wills Expedition, we take a look at the fate of John King – the last unaccounted for member of the VEE. We then cover the aftermath of the expedition, and look at the legacy of Burke and Wills and Victorian Exploring Expedition.
Select Resources and Links
The following are some good books and links regarding the Burke and Wills Expedition.
The Dig Tree: A True Story of Bravery, Insanity, and the Race to Discover Australia’s Wild Frontier by Sarah Murgatroyd – Excellent book on the expedition.
Burke and Wills: The Triumph and Tragedy of Australia’s Most Famous by Peter FitzSimons – Another well done book on the expedition.
Cooper’s Creek: Tragedy and Adventure in the Australian Outback by Alan Moorehead is another good book, but it is dated (it was written in 1963).
Burke and Wills Digital Archive – Online collection of all the original source material – as well as links to other resources – for the expedition.
Sketches of Ludwig Becker – Becker’s wonderful sketches and drawings are in the State Library of Victoria.
Dig: The Burke & Wills Research Gateway – Great online resource from the State Library of Victoria.
Menindee – by Neil Murray – Cool song about the Burke and Wills Expedition.