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If you're seeking an answer to a difficult question about the Burke and Wills Expedition, why not ask our expert?

Dave Phoenix is the President of the Burke and Wills Historical Society. He first became interested in the Burke and Wills Expedition while living at the remote outback town of Innamincka which is close to the Dig Tree where much of the drama occurred in 1860. He is also a postgraduate researcher at James Cook University writing a PhD and in 2008 as part of his research he walked 3,750 kilometres across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria following the faded footsteps of Burke and Wills.

Please note: Dave will attempt to answer your enquiries as soon as he is able. Occasionally his work takes him into the bush for a few days - in these instances, a librarian at the State Library of Victoria may answer your enquiry.

Read the questions Dave has already answered Here.
For questions on other topics please use the Library's Ask a Librarian service.

Dave is the creator of Burke & Wills Web
Read the ABC story about Dave's trek