The Aboriginal story of Burke and Wills: forgotten narratives

Author: Edited by Ian D Clark and Fred Cahir
Price: $59.95
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing with assistance from State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library

This book is the first major study of Aboriginal associations with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860–61.

The contrast between the skills, perceptions and knowledge of the Indigenous people and those of the new arrivals is explored, along with how this affected the outcome of the expedition.

Drawing on official correspondence, journals, diaries, photographs and line drawings from Library collections, the book offers a reinterpretation of the literature surrounding Burke and Wills.