Post Tagged with: "Burke and Wills"

Australia’s first state funeral

Australia’s first state funeral

January 18, 2013

People & professions, Such was life:

One hundred and fifty years ago Melbourne came to a standstill for the funeral procession of Robert O’Hara Burke (1821-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861).

Library treasures travel to Mansfield

Library treasures travel to Mansfield

June 3, 2012

Exhibitions, Family history events, News:

Original material from the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition is coming to Mansfield on Tuesday 5 June as part of the State Library of Victoria’s award-winning Travelling Treasures program.

Burke and Wills anniversary

August 20, 2010

Collection, News:

The Library has launched a new website that tells the story of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition.