The Burke and Wills Society display which is adjacent to the Dig Tree Reserve.
Photo: Dave Phoenix
THE BURKE AND WILLS SOCIETY DISPLAYS
Near the gateway which leads down to the Dig Tree Reserve, there is a rough bush hut which contains a display prepared by the Burke and Wills Society.
The display contains in-depth information about the Burke and Wills expedition with a particular emphasis on the Dig Tree story.
The display covers the following topics:
- Burke and Wills Dig Tree Camp, 6 December 1860 – 21 April 1861
- The Burke and Wills Expedition
- John and Minnie Ghyn Dick’s Face Tree 1898
- The Dig Tree – an Australian icon
- Dig Tree Explorers
- Burke’s Gulf Party: Burke, Wills, King, Gray
- Brahé’s Depot Party: Brahé, McDonough, Patten, Dost Mahomet
- The Mystery of the Dig Tree blazes