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The Journey of Burke and Wills

By: Colwell, Max

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Paul Hamlyn: 1971

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 2199952

ISBN: 0600041379

Condition: Very Good


First edition. Very good. Small tear to rear jacket flap. 1971 Large Hardcover. 152 pp. In 1860–61, Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills led an expedition of 19 men with the intention of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres (approximately 2,000 miles). At that time most of the inland of Australia had not been explored by non-indigenous people and was completely unknown to the European settlers. The expedition left Melbourne in winter. Bad weather, poor roads and broken-down wagons meant they made ... View more info