Media

Web Link Hits
     Moonee Valley Leader 30 Jan 2012
New memorial plaque laid on Australia Day in Queens Park
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     ABC Bush Telegraph 8 December 2011
Dave Phoenix interviewed by Michael Mackenzie about the Touring Guide: “Following Burke and Wills Across Victoria”
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     ECOS 5 Dec 2011
Article about the new Science book by Doug McCann, one of the editors
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     Courier Mail 19 November 2011
Short piece on the science book
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     Courier Mail 19 November 2011 (2)
Report of interview with Doug McCann, one of the editors of “Burke and Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     The Australian 19 November 2011
Evelyn Juer reviews “Into the Unknown: The Tormented Life and Expeditions of Ludwig Leichhardt” and “Burke & Wills: The Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     The Age Domain 19 November 2011
Article about the Royal Society, its building, Burke and Wills connection and the new science book.
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     ABC Canberra 16 November 2011
Interview with Bernie Joyce about the book “Burke and Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     ABC on-line 9 November 2011
Interview with Dave Phoenix about “Following Burke and Wills Across Victoria: a touring guide”
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     The Age 7 November 2011
Article by Carolyn Webb about “Following Burke and Wills Across Victoria: a touring guide”
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     2UE Radio 3 November 2011
Interview with co-editor Doug McCann about the book “Burke and Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     4BC radio 2 November 2011
Interview with Doug McCann about the book: “Burke and Wills: the Scientific Legacy of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     The Age 2 November 2011
Carolyn Webb reports on the new book from CSIRO “Burke and Wills: The Science of the Victorian Exploring Expedition”
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     ROAR 1 November 2011
Sports report on the Melbourne Cup notes that it is 150 years since the news of the deaths of Burke and Wills reached Melbourne.
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     The Australian Travel & Indulgence 27 Oct 2011
Following the Burke and Wills Expedition is named by Lonely Planet as one of the world’s most spectacular routes.
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     ABC Bush Telegraph 29 September 2011
Report of amateur botanists revisiting the work done by Beckler collecting botanical specimens around Menindee.
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     Warrnambool Standard 14 Sep 2011
Article about the State Library’s Travelling Treasures exhibition, and its importance to one Warrnambool woman
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     The Hoopoe 25 August 2011
British wildlife blog reviews the forthcoming book “Burke and Wills: the Science of the Victorian Exploring Expedition?
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     Australian Geographic 27 July 2011
Article about the scientific research carried out by the Victorian Exploring Expedition, and the forthcoming book about this work.
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     ABC Breakfast with Red Symons 15 July 2011
Red Symons interviews Dr Peter Thorne about the mock Coronial Inquest
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     The Age 14 July 2011
Interview with Dr Jane Hendtlass about the mock Coronial Enquiry into the deaths of Burke, Wills and Gray
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     ABC Brisbane 1 July 2011
Radio interview about the historic links between Rockhampton and the Burke and Wills Expedition
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     ABC on-line 11 June 2011
Stockman’s Hall of Fame commemorative event with Jack Thompson
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     Australian Geographic 12 May 2011
Unearthing the time capsule in the Ballarat fountain
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     Ballarat Courier 7 May 2011
How a Ballarat man found out about the time capsule by accident, while doing a Google search.
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     ABC Local 6 May 2010
Unearthing the time capsule in the Ballarat fountain
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     ABC On-line 6 May 2011
Audio of Red Symons interviewing a Ballarat Councillor about the dig at the Burke and Wills fountain
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     ABC Bush Telegraph 21 April 2011
Listen to or download part of the special Bush Telegraph program devoted to Burke and Wills on Dig Tree day.
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     City of Ballarat online 21 April 2011
News of the City of Ballarat Council’s 150th Anniversary Program
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     The Warrnambool Standard 16 Nov 2010
Article about one of the participants in the Burke and Wills Environment Expedition
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     ABC South West Victoria 5 October 2010
Article about the maquette of the statue of Burke and Wills by Charles Summer, on display in the Warrnambool Art Gallery
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     Barrier Daily Truth 21 September 2010
Jonathan King’s Environmental Expedition reaches the Darling
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     The Guardian Swan Hill 13 September 2010
Dr Peter Thorne of the Royal Society of Victoria says the Swan Hill Burke and Wills week was “the best”
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     ABC Bush Telegraph 7 September 2010
Summary of the program about Swan Hill’s “Burke and Wills Week”.
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     60 Minutes 5 September 2010
Jack Thompson, Andrew Harper and Jonathan King talk about Robert O’Hara Burke and the Expedition
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     Bendigo Advertiser 29 August 2010
Report of the Camp 6 Commemoration at Mia Mia
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     Bendigo Advertiser 24 August 2010
All about the Mia Mia community events
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     Bendigo Advertiser 21 August 2010
Article about renovation and possible relocation of the Burke and Wills memorial in the Bendigo Cemetery
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     The Age 21 August 2010
Report of the departure of the BWEE, video of the Departure Commemoration on 18 August
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     BBC News Northern Ireland 20 August 2010
Report of the anniversary celebrations in Moy
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    ABC Bush Telegraph 20 August 2010 Peter Thorne Dave Phoenix and Frank Leahy
Snippet summaries from the original full hour program devoted to the Burke and Wills Expedition, with emphasis on the Departure
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     The Age 19 August 2010
Adam Carey’s view of the Departure commemoration in Royal Park
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     News Letter, Ireland 19 August 2010
Moy remembers John King
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     Galway Advertiser 19 August 2010
Description of commemorative events in Galway
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     Moonee Valley Leader 19 August 2010
See Christine Laskowski, Moonee Ponds event organiser, with the Queens Park camel sculptures.
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     Australian Geographic 19 August 2010
“On this day…” reprise of the Expedition by Julian Swallow
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     Fairfax media 18 August 2010
Extended video of the Departure Commemoration in Royal Park (just fast forward through the anti-dandruff ad)
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     ABC 7:30 Report 18 August 2010
Background piece relating the history with present day views of the country crossed by the Expedition. See the video clip or read the transcript.
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    ABC TV News 18 August 2010
News item about the Departure Commemoration
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     The Age 18 August 2010
Farah Farouque interviews Dave Phoenix about Departure commemorations
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     Herald Express, UK 18 August 2010
Totnes flies the Aussie flag in memory of Wills
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     3AW 18 August 2010
Radio 3AW reports the Departure Commemoration
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     AAP 18 August 2010
Jeff Turnbull’s report of the Departure commemoration in Royal Park
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     SBS World News 18 August 2010
Article and video of the Departure commemoration ceremony in Royal Park
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     ABC radio 17 August 2010
Fiona Parker interviews Dr Brian Matthews about his Literary Luncheon talk in Bendigo
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     The Age 16 August 2010
Amusing article by Alan Attwood reflecting on the Departure, then and now, and on the Expedition in general
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     North Queensland Register 14 August 2010
Discussions of the findings on display at the Queensland Museum
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     The Age 6 August 2010
Carolyn Webb reports the good news that the State Government has provided funding for the Departure Commemoration
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     Bendigo website news 5 August 2010
City of Greater Bendigo launches its Burke and Wills 150th Anniversary Commemoration Program
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     ABC radio 8 July 2010
Read the blog and hear Peter Thorne talk about the Expedition, particularly indigenous involvement
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     The Age 6 May 2010
Finding Wills’ watch and looking for Ambrose Kyte
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     National Times 17 August 2010
Interesting article comparing politics of science in 1860 with the present day
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     ABC News 19 April 2010
Wills’ spirit level donated to the State Library of Victoria
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     The Age 19 April 2010
Plant camp finds donated to the State Library of Victoria
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     South Devon Herald Express 11 March 2010
Australian High Commissioner to attend Totnes Commemoration
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     Australian Geographic 19 Feb 2010
Article about Muslim cameleers with details of the shipping of the first camels for the Burke and Wills Expedition
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     South Devon Herald Express 3 Feb 2010
Totnes flies Australian flag in honour of legendary explorers
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     The Age 16 January 2010
Jonathan King writes about the Environment Expedition
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     Barrier Daily Truth 15 October 2009
Front page article in the Broken Hill paper about the Environment Expedition
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     ABC on-line 13 October 2009
News item about the Environment Expedition
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     The Land 20 August 2009
Article in the rural paper about the ngardu grinding stones at the Royal Society of Victoria
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     The Age 17 August 2009
Article about the media launch for the Commemorative Program
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     The Australian 17 August 2009
Article about the media launch for the Commemorative Program
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     The Herald-Sun 17 August 2009
Article about the media launch for the Commemorative Program
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     Queensland Government media statement, 13 December 2008
Heritage protection for Plant Camp
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     Sydney Morning Herald 2 September 2008
Report of Queensland government acting to preserve trees marked by Burke and Wills
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     The Herald-Sun 13 June 2008
Article about Dr Frank Leahy and the discovery of the “Plant Camp”
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     ABC on-line 12 June 2008
Article with pictures of plant camp finds
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     Sydney Morning Herald 5 May 2008
Article about a story from an aboriginal woman claiming that she saw King shoot Burke.
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     ABC on-line 11 Dec 2007
Article about the role of Afghans and camels in the Burke and Wills and other expeditions.
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     Wellington Independent 20 June 1864
Report of the “Grand Moving Diorama of Burke and Wills’ Exploring Expedition” showing in Wellington, New Zealand
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     The Age 4 November 1861
The original report of the fate of Burke and Wills after Howitt’s return
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     The Age 1 July 1861
Original article reporting Burke’s last despatch before leaving for the Gulf
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