03 May 2018, 6:00pm–6:30pm
|Location|| Dome Galleries, Level 5 |
|Accessibility||Has wheelchair access|
Having travelled for around nine months, in May of 1861 Burke and Wills’ food supply was quickly diminishing and starvation seemed likely.
Find out how these ill-fated explorers attempted to find sustenance in the nardoo, a fern growing on the flats of Cooper’s Creek, during this talk within the Changing face of Victoria exhibition.
Although they sought the help of the Yandruwandha people to prepare the potentially toxic nardoo seed, it has been suggested that Burke and Wills’ substandard technique may have sped up their demise rather than nourished them.