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'The burial of Burke' pop-up talk

The burial of Burke (detail), William Strutt, 1911, oil on canvas, State Library of Victoria
05 October 2016, 3:00pm3:45pm
Location Keith Murdoch Gallery
Swanston Street Welcome Zone
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

News of the tragic fate of the great Victorian expedition of Burke and Wills was met with a collective outpouring of grief.

William Strutt was one of the 15,000 people who farewelled the heroic explorers as they set out from Royal Park, headed for the Gulf of Carpenteria. Fifty years later, he painted The burial of Burke, his elegy for a national hero.

Come hear more about this moving piece. 

Heroes and villains: Strutt's Australia is on display in the Keith Murdoch Gallery, open from 10am to 5pm daily and open until 9pm on Thursdays.