Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons… for, "Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly and the other Colonial Governors on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition"…
Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons… for, "Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly and the other Colonial Governors on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition"…
Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons… for, "Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly and the other Colonial Governors on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition"…

Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.)…
Australian Exploring Expedition. (Burke and Wills.) Return to an Address of the Honourable the House of Commons… for, "Copy of all Despatches from Sir Henry Barkly and the other Colonial Governors on the subject of the Australian Exploring Expedition"…

London: Ordered by the House of Commons, to be printed, 28 March 1862.

Foolscap folio, 91 pp., two lithographic maps with outline colour (one folding); a very good copy in recent full red morocco.

The official British report on the fate of Burke and Wills

An excellent copy of the important 1862 report on the fate of Burke and Wills: "the voracious Burke and Wills collector will find many other important early books of interest. He should, for example, seek out a copy of… the very scarce House of Commons Paper printed in 1862" (Wantrup).

An excellent copy of the important 1862 report on the fate of Burke and Wills: "the voracious Burke and Wills collector will find many other important early books of interest. He should, for example, seek out a copy of… the very scarce House of Commons Paper printed in 1862" (Wantrup).
The report prints all manner of primary resources, including field diaries, John King's narrative, reports from the contemporary newspapers, interviews, despatches, as well as letters written by Burke, Wills, and Howitt. Taken together it is a most important contribution to the earliest history of the fateful expedition.
Both of the maps are printed by Henry Hansard. The first and most impressive is a "Map of the Eastern Part of Australia, Showing the route of Messrs. Burke and Wills, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria", which includes the routes of the main party, as well as the search expeditions of McKinlay and McDouall Stuart. The second is the "Map of Mr. McKinlay's Route, In search of Messrs. Burke and Wills; In Sepr. and Ocr. 1861."

Watrup, p.239.

Price (AUD): $2,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504373

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