Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860. BURKE AND WILLS, Andrew JACKSON.
Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860.
Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860.

Robert O'Hara Burke and the Exploring Expedition of 1860.

London: Smith, Elder, and Co., 1862.

Octavo, with title-page vignette, a folding map and 16 pp. advertisements at rear; in the original green cloth.

An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals.

An important record of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition. This is the only edition of the one substantial contemporary publication of Burke's own journals.
Australian history views the explorers in a different light: as part of a long tradition of celebrating noble failure, Burke and Wills have become national heroes.
The work also includes Brahe's journal, Howitt's diary and the Report of the Royal Commission, and thus provides a complete overview of the entire expedition and its aftermath. Jackson, who knew Burke, was an officer in the same regiment as his father, and published this account in memory of Burke and dedicated it to Burke's sister Hester 'whose name was the last utterance from the lips of her loved and gallant brother'.

Maria, 98; Wantrup, 173.

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  other currencies     Ref: #3109982

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