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 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

The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 5 – Across Australia

In part 5 of our series Robert Burke and William Wills lead a small contingent of men from the supply depot at Cooper's Creek and into the outback of Australia in an attempt to reach the Gulf of Carpentaria - and in the process become the first men to cross the continent. Meanwhile, William Wright … Continue reading The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 5 – Across Australia