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Terra Incognita

In 1860, Burke and Wills set out from Melbourne to travel across the Australian continent to the Gulf of Carpentaria on the northern coast. Officially named the Victorian Exploring Expedition, this venture was funded entirely by the newly independent colony of Victoria.

On this website you can follow the Victorian Exploring Expedition's journey through the land of the Australian interior which was, at that time, unknown to Europeans - terra incognita, and then explore the extensive archive of Burke and Wills-related material held by the State Library of Victoria.