BURKE    AND      WILLS
Robert O’Hara Burke (1820-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861)
They were Australian explorers who were the first Europeans to cross Australia from south to north
They both died on the return trip from exhaustion and hunger.
Burke and Wills were inexperienced explorers; Burke was a police investigator and Wills was a surveyor and meteorologist.
Burke was chosen to lead the expedition across the inhospitable interior of Australia so  that the state  of Victoria coul...
The government wanted to build a telegraph line from Adelaide to the northern coast of Australia.
Natalia Bendz
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Burke And Wills - Natalia

  1. 1. BURKE AND WILLS
  2. 2. Robert O’Hara Burke (1820-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861)
  3. 3. They were Australian explorers who were the first Europeans to cross Australia from south to north
  4. 4. They both died on the return trip from exhaustion and hunger.
  5. 5. Burke and Wills were inexperienced explorers; Burke was a police investigator and Wills was a surveyor and meteorologist.
  6. 6. Burke was chosen to lead the expedition across the inhospitable interior of Australia so that the state of Victoria could win the reward posted by the government of Australia for finding a north-south route.
  7. 7. The government wanted to build a telegraph line from Adelaide to the northern coast of Australia.
  8. 8. Natalia Bendz

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