One hundred and fifty years ago, the Burke and Wills Expedition left Melbourne to cross Australia from south to north. With this touring guide you too can follow the Expedition's track across Victoria, from Melbourne to Swan Hill. The touring guide includes a history of the expedition and uses diary excerpts from the explorers' journals, along with newspaper reports from 1860 to chart the expedition's progress across Victoria. There are maps, historic images (including the beautiful sketches made in Victoria by the Expedition's artist, Ludwig Becker) and photographs of monuments, sculptures and cairns that have been erected along the track to commemorate Burke and Wills.

The book has been written by Dave Phoenix, President of the Burke and Wills Historical Society. Dave walked across Australia in 2008 following the Expedition's route and this book is a result of his exhaustive research.

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Following Burke & Wills across Victoria: A touring guide  
Assisted by:
Dave Phoenix
Helen Vorrath
Michael Dorahy
  • A brief history of the Victorian Exploring Expedition
  • Science and the environment
  • The Route: Melbourne to Swan Hill
  • Sites around Melbourne
  • Leaving Melbourne
  • Crossing the Mountains
  • Side trip: Bendigo and Castlemaine
  • Crossing the Plains
  • Along the Rivers
  • Other Sites in Victoria
Includes: Foreward by Dr Barry Jones AO, Bibliography, Index, 21 full colour maps, Ludwig Becker's sketches and paintings, 40+ historic images, 70+ full colour photographs.  
Binding Type:
Trim Size:
US Trade Paper
7" x 10"
Related Categories: History / Australia & New Zealand  
List Price:
0646564196 / 9780646564197

Following Burke & Wills across Victoria: a touring guide
© Dave Phoenix 2012