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burke and wills expedition The Burke and Wills Expedition departed Melbourne on 20 August with a team of 19 men, 50 camels and horses, some wagons and drays and a large collection of supplies. On 11 February four members of the party – Robert O’Hara Burke, William Wills, Charley Gray and John King – reached the Gulf of. The Dig Tree Welcome. Historic Dig Tree Reserve is a site of achievement and tragedy. The Burke and Wills expedition set up camp at the Dig Tree on the north bank of Cooper Creek.
Brahé maintained base camp at the Dig Tree while Burke, Wills, King and Gray set off for the Gulf of Carpentaria. Brahé waited month after month for their return finally losing hope and leaving on 21 April The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Burke and Wills Expedition Hardcover – March 18, by Sarah Murgatroyd (Author) out of 5 stars 29 ratings See all formats and editions/5(47).
The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-Fated Burke and Wills Expedition Paperback – December 31, by Sarah Murgatroyd (Author) out of 5 stars 47 ratings/5(40).