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The dig tree: the story of Burke and Wills / Sarah Murgatroyd ; read by Catherine Milte.

The dig tree: the story of Burke and Wills / Sarah Murgatroyd ; read by Catherine Milte.
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ISBN 9781742145389
Author Murgatroyd, Sarah, 1967-2002
Title The dig tree [sound recording] : the story of Burke and Wills / Sarah Murgatroyd ; read by Catherine Milte.
Publisher/Date Tullamarine, Vic. : Bolinda Audio, 2009.
Pagination etc. 11 sound discs (CD) (12 hr., 30 min.) : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in. ; in container.
Contents note Bolinda Audio: BAB 091257.
Unabridged.
Originally published: Melbourne : Text Publishing, 2002.
Performer note Read by Catherine Milte.
Summary Note In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert OâHara Burke led a cavalcade of camels, wagons and men out of Melbourne. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent. A few months later, an ancient coolibah tree at Cooper Creek bore a strange carving: 'Dig Under 3ft NW'. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. The expedition had become an astonishing tragedy. Sarah Murgatroyd reveals new historical and scientific evidence to tell the story of the disaster with all its heroism and romance, its discoveries, coincidences and lost opportunities.
Subject In 1860, an eccentric Irish police officer named Robert OâHara Burke led a cavalcade of camels, wagons and men out of Melbourne. Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent. A few months later, an ancient coolibah tree at Cooper Creek bore a strange carving: 'Dig Under 3ft NW'. Burke, Wills and five other men were dead. The expedition had become an astonishing tragedy. Sarah Murgatroyd reveals new historical and scientific evidence to tell the story of the disaster with all its heroism and romance, its discoveries, coincidences and lost opportunities.
Burke and Wills Expedition (1860-1861)
Talking books
Added Author Australia Discovery and exploration.
Shelf Location CD 919.404 MUR
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