Saturday, February 16, 2013

Unknown Photographer

Unknown Photographer

The monument to Burke and Wills at its original location on the corner of Collins and Russell Streets, Melbourne. Designed by Charles Summers and costing £14,000, it was unveiled on 21 April 1865.

Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, leaders of the Victorian Exploring Expedition, the first to cross the continent from south to north they perished on the return journey at Cooper's Creek, Central Australia, June 1861.

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