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BackgroundPreparationsExplorersExpeditionAftermathArchives
Archives
Chronologies
The Press
Royal Society of Victoria
Eager Explorers
Expedition Equipment
Expedition Updates
Portraits
Views from the Expedition
Scientific and Navigational Notes
Final Days
Funeral
Miscellaneous
 
 

Archives

The State Library of Victoria’s has the largest and most important collection of Burke and Wills material including journals, letters, books, maps, prints, paintings, photographs and relics.

All items are from the Australian Manuscripts, Pictures or Newspaper collections of the State Library unless otherwise noted. A small sample of our collection of images and original documents can be explored in these archives.

Becker detail
Chronologies
Expedition dates
The supply party

Punch detail
The Press
Selected articles
Reports of deaths
Newspaper images

Building detail
Royal Society
Royal Society building
Theatre ticket

Memorandum detail
Eager Explorers

List of applicants
Explorers applications
Other applications
Memorandum of Agreement

Gun
Equipment
Guns
Plotting scales
Whip
Cheque book
Compass
Sun clock
Telegram detail
Updates

Telegrams
Report from Cooper's Creek
Becker detail
Portraits

Participants
Aborigines
Sepoys

Becker detail
Views from the Expedition

Becker's sketchbook
Beckler's sketches
Strutt's sketchbook
Strutt's paintings

Becker detail
Scientific & Navigational Notes

Wills' field books
Meteorological notes
Dead reckoning
Astronomical notes
Becker's sketchbook
Maps
Strutt detail
Final Days

Last notes
Strutt paintings
Brass plate
Funeral

Brass plate
Funeral procession
Grave stone
Monument

Hair
Miscellaneous
Buckle
Camel hair
Hair samples
'Love glove'
Julia Mathews
'Samuel Smith'

 
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