Cathcart, Michael.

OUT OF PRINT.  Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke’s destruction. Surprising to many, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party’s ‘surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observe’. His entries would go on to help historians understand the circumstances that led to the tragic end of the expedition. Combined with images from the National Library’s collection, this poignant and telling publication draws on Wills’ account of his fatal weeks, revealing him to have been a man of great dignity and bravery.

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National Library of Australia, Quarto, paperback, colour photographs and illustrations, maps.

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Weight 1020 g