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Contemporary publications

Anonymous
The Burke and Wills expedition; an account of the crossing of the continent of Australia.
Melbourne : Wilson and Mackinnon, 1861
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Anonymous
Burke and his companions: the Victorian exploring expedition
Melbourne: The Herald, [1861]
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Anonymous
The exploring expedition: diary of Burke & Wills, Howitt’s journal and dispatches, etc.
Melbourne: The Age, 1861
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Burke and Wills Commission
Report of the commissioners appointed to enquire, etc.
Melbourne: Government Printer, [1862]
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Wills, William (senior)
A successful exploration through the interior of Australia, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria
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London : Richard Bentley, 1863.
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Monographs

Moorehead, Alan
Cooper’s Creek
London: Hamish Hamilton, 1963
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Murgatroyd, Sarah
The Dig tree: the story of Burke and Wills
Melbourne: Text Publishing, 2002
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Bonyhady, Tim
Burke and Wills: from Melbourne to myth

Balmain: David Ell Press, 1991
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Beckler, Hermann
A journey to Cooper’s Creek

Carlton, Vic.: Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, in association with the State Library of Victoria, 1993.
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Tipping, Marjorie
Ludwig Becker, artist and naturalist with the Burke and Wills expedition
Carlton, Vic : Melbourne University Press for the Library Council of Victoria, 1979
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Journal articles

Willis, J. H.
The botany of the Victoria Exploring Expedition and of relief contingents from Victoria
Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria
, Vol. 75 1962 p.247-268.
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Fitzpatrick, K.
The Burke and Wills expedition and the Royal Society of Victoria
Historical Studies: Australia & New Zealand
1963 10(40): 470-478.
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Hayes, G.
Melbourne’s first monument: Charles Summers’ ‘Burke and Wills’
La Trobe Library Journal
, No. 42, Spring 1988, pp. 42-52.
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Paper Trails: the navigational records of the Burke and Wills expedition in the State Library of Victoria
La Trobe Library Journal
, no. 58, Spring 1996, pp. 14-18.
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Leahy, F.
Locating the ‘Plant Camp’ of the Burke and Wills expedition
Journal of Spatial Studies
, v.52 no.2, December 2007, pp. 1-12.

McKellar, John
John King: sole survivor of the Burke and Wills expedition to the Gulf of Carpentaria
Victorian Historical Magazine
, December 1944, pp. 106-109

William John Wills
Victorian Historical Magazine
, February 1962, pp. 337-350.
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McLaren, Ian
The Victorian Exploring Expedition and Relieving expeditions 1860-61: the Burke and Wills tragedy
Victorian Historical Magazine
, April 1959, pp. 211-253.
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Earl, John W. and McCleary, Barry V.
Mystery of the poisoned exhibition
Nature
, v.368, April 1994, pp. 683-684
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Exhibition Catalogues

Bonyhady, Tim
Burke and Wills: from Melbourne to myth

Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2002
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