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No the my husband and myself have recently read Peter Fitzsimons book about Burke & Wills expedition, and we found it completely changed our view of these explorers from that which we were taught in primary school 60 years ago. It was an amazing experience...More
This is a national monument located about 300k west of Thargomindah. This is the camp 65 site for the ill fated exploration for a track from south to north. The support crew waited much longer than instructed and left early one morning and Burke and...More
We were traveling from Innamincka to Thargomindah and the Dig Tree was aside trip on our list. It was hard to believe that these explorers actually walked to the Gulf from here in summer temperatures and only missed the remaining party by a day. A...More
for some reason the idiocy of burke and wills is celebrated. as an descendant of an aussie explorer (mckinlay) who lead one of the search parties for them I’ve always had interest in story. one for your bucket list
Definitely worth getting of the highway to visit this amazing part of Australia's history. The information site nearby makes fascinating reading about the whole of Burke and Wills disastrous but noteworthy trip. Good facilities for camping as well.
We visited the dig tree in July. The 14 km from the main road to the dig tree was by far the roughest road we encountered during our 8,500km journey through Qld. south west. We were lucky to retrieve the big piece of moulding from...More
I can imagine overseas visitors wondering about this spot but for every Australian it is a must if visiting the region. To stand in the spot where these blokes were in the 1860's is pretty special. They were a tough bunch!
Definitely worth a visit but despite the best efforts of the ranger visitors seem unaware of the fragility of the sight. Large vans are compacting the campsites and people are collecting wood for fires from the vicinity.