The Burke and Wills Expedition Part 1 – The journey to the Gulf

Derek Barry
Updated August 16 2018 - 11:57am, first published February 15 2018 - 3:09pm
Robert O'Hara Burke and William Wills led the Victorian Expedition to the Gulf in 1860-1861.
Robert O'Hara Burke and William Wills led the Victorian Expedition to the Gulf in 1860-1861.

By 1860 the telegraph was turning the world into a global village but Australia was isolated. The race was on to see which city would be the terminus for a cable.

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Derek Barry

Derek Barry

Editor, the North West Star

Editor of the North West Star Mount Isa since January 2016. Prior to that, an editor at several regional southern Queensland newspapers. Passionate about telling local stories. Comes with a strange accent to due an Irish accident of birth.

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