The Dig Tree

The Dig Tree

Author: Sarah Murgatroyd

Publisher: Text Publishing

ISBN: 9781921520990

Category: Australia

Page: 381

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Murgatroyd has brought together for the first time new scientific and historical evidence, and tells the story of Burke and Wills, the explorers who set out to cross Australia from coast to coast, in brilliant detail. Here, at last, is the book that brings to life Australia's most infamous story of exploration. The Dig Tree describes vividly the remarkable courage, the suffering and the moments of sheer lunacy, as Burke and Wills struggled to survive in a harsh land they did not understand. Sarah Murgatroyd's style is immensely readable. She has written with warmth about Burke and Wills and their party, and reveals fascinating detail - for example, that Burke had a notoriously bad sense of direction, and was famous for getting lost even on the way home from his local pub! Though we all know the basic story of the Burke and Wills expedition, The Dig Tree reveals just how little most of us know of the individuals, the politics, the blunders and the ambitions behind this extraordinary event in Australia's history. This is essential and utterly compelling reading.
The Dig Tree
Language: en
Pages: 381
Authors: Sarah Murgatroyd
Categories: Australia
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-04 - Publisher: Text Publishing

Murgatroyd has brought together for the first time new scientific and historical evidence, and tells the story of Burke and Wills, the explorers who set out to cross Australia from coast to coast, in brilliant detail. Here, at last, is the book that brings to life Australia's most infamous story
The Dig Tree
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sarah Murgatroyd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Limited

In August 1860, an expedition team left Melbourne to make the journey into the Gulf of Carpentaria in the northern coast. Only three of them reached their destination. They later discovered that the rest of the party had disappeared, leaving behind only a carved message on a coolibah tree.
The Dig Tree
Language: en
Pages: 391
Authors: Sarah Murgatroyd
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-04-26 - Publisher: Text Publishing

Wills knew that he was fading fastest. On 26 June, he decided the only honourable thing to do was to sacrifice himself to save his companions. ‘Without some change,’ he wrote, ‘I see little chance for any of us.’ In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert O’Hara Burke
The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills
Language: en
Pages: 335
Authors: Ian Clark, Fred Cahir
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-22 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

The Aboriginal Story of Burke and Wills is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61. A main theme of the book is the contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals, and the
Following Burke and Wills Across Australia
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Dave Phoenix
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-06-01 - Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

Every Australian has heard of Burke and Wills but few have travelled in their footsteps. In 2008, historian Dave Phoenix decided to walk across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria, following the track taken by the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition. Now you can follow them too. Following