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Cloncurry, Outback Queensland.
August 2003.

The Inaugural Burke & Wills Conference
was held in the remote outback Queensland town of Cloncurry on 18th and 19th August 2003.
Over 35 delegates attended to listen to the speeches and presentations.

A limited edition book of the speeches and presentations was produced.

Monday 18th August 2003.

Richard Cork

Welcome & opening address. Dedication to Tom 'O Riley.

Cr Keith Douglas

Welcome from Mayor of Cloncurry Shire.

David Hillan

Pre Burke & Wills explorers.

Dr George Bennett

Navigational Astronomy.

Chris Tangey

Years of Investigation.

John Hasler

Melbourne to the Gulf.

Richard Cork

The Search for the Sandstone Cave.

Dave Phoenix

A Monumental Task.

Ian Andrews An Indecent Obsession.

Tuesday 19th August 2003.

David Corke

Investigations on the Cooper.

John Don

Separating Fact from Fiction.

Robin Hill

Heading North.

David Hillan

Wills the Surveyor.

  Discussion on future directions.



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