Burke and Wills: the scientific legacy of the Victorian exploring expedition
Author: EB Joyce and DA McCann
Publisher: CSIRO in association with State Library Victoria
Available to read in the Library
This book challenges the common assumption that nothing of scientific value was achieved during the Burke and Wills expedition. Drawing on paintings, diaries and other documents held in the Library's collections, it details the scientific achievements of this ultimately doomed journey to the centre of Australia.