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

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. Listen to … Continue reading The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 8 – The Fate of John King and the Legacy of the VEE

The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 7 – The Mount Hopeless Gamble

In Part 7 of our series, Burke, Wills and King make a desperate stab at making for Mount Hopeless. While much closer than Menindee, the three men do not know the way or have accurate directions. Meanwhile, Wright and Brahe meet up, and make for the depot at Cooper's Creek. In Melbourne, the calls for … Continue reading The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 7 – The Mount Hopeless Gamble

The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 6 – The Return

In part 6 of our series, Robert Burke and his comrades begin their journey from the northern coast of Australia to the depot at Cooper's Creek. They are low on supplies and their health is waning. Meanwhile, William Wright struggles to get the needed supplies to depot, where the health of William Brahe and his … Continue reading The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 6 – The Return