The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 8 – The Fate of John King and the Legacy of the VEE


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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.

Wikipedia links

 

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