Portrait of Dick: the brave and gallant native guide by Ludwig Becker
State Library of Victoria


The Burke and Wills expedition passed through the lands of many different tribes and clans on their long journey from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and back, Aboriginal people providing food and information to help them on their journey.

To find out more about visiting the Dig Tree go to Thargotourism and Outback Tourism.

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland is trustee for the Dig Tree Reserve supported by Nappa Merrie Station and the Bulloo Shire Council.