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Other sites with information about the Expedition

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     Burke and Wills web
The ultimate resource for anything you wanted to know about Burke and Wills.
Also has an exhaustive set of links to other sites
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     State Library of Victoria “Dig: The Burke and Wills research gateway”
A new dedicated Burke and Wills website providing greater access to the State Library’s collection, a guide to resources held by other institutions, and an “ask an expert” option
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     Public Records Office of Victoria
The PROV collection includes Burke and Wills material – search the site for “Burke” or “Wills”
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     Queensland State Archives
Article summarising the history with useful links, and list of relevant documents held in the Queensland State Archives
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     Culture Victoria “Burke and Wills: Then and Now”
Stories of Burke and Wills, both the original Expedition and the modern day Environment Expedition – this page also has links to related stories
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     Burke and Wills Trivia Quiz
Test your knowledge of the Expedition here
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     State Library of New South Wales
Information about the Burke and Wills Collection in this library. Includes pictures by Gill and Strutt.
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     National Library of Australia: Bibliography
Bibliography of the National Library’s collection of books, pictures, maps, etc
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     National Museum of Australia
Description of the Burke and Wills Collection in this museum
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     Burke and Wills Historical Society
Preserving and researching Australia’s explorers and history of exploration
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     Wikipedia
Comprehensive article about all aspects of the expedition, with pictures
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     Project Gutenberg
Contains links to National Biography entries for Burke, Wills and Howitt, and to information about the rescue expeditions
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     “Successful Exploration” ebook
ebook version of “Successful Exploration through the interior of Australia” by William Wills (father of the explorer)
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     Paul Dorsey’s Google Earth route map
Paul Dorsey has created a Google Earth map showing all the camps with a brief description of what happened at each point.
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     Absolute Astronomy Discussion Forum
Encyclopedia entry and discussion forum, with bibliography
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     John Macadam
Story of John Macadam, who wrote the scientific instructions for the Burke and Wills Expedition
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Social networking sites

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     Burke and Wills 150th
Burke and Wills 150th on Facebook
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     Burke and Wills Tours
Commercial tour company doing an interesting weekly story charting Burke and Wills progress 150 years ago.
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     Burke and Wills Expedition Community Site
Facebook Community Site for the Expedition, sharing knowledge on the topic.
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     John King on Facebook
Facebook page about John King, set up by people trying to save the house where he was born
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Science and the environment

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     Western Catchment Management Authority paper
Three interesting articles relating the observations of Burke and Wills in outback NSW to current day environmental conditions
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     YouTube: Desert Bloom
ABC feature on the effect of current wet conditions in the Simpson desert, with references to Burke and Wills
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