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King's Grave

TO
THE MEMORY OF
JOHN KING
SOLE SURVIVOR OF
THE BOURKE AND
WILLS EXPLORATION
PARTY LEFT TO
RECOUNT THE EVENTS OF THE
EXPEDITION
DECEASED 15TH JANUARY 1872
AGED 31 YEARS

After the expedition, King never recovered his health. He lived with his sister Mrs Bunting at Octavia Street , St Kilda, and in September 1871, married his cousin Mary Richmond (nee Bunting). He died of tuberculosis on 15th January 1872, aged 33.

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