A prize of 2000 pounds had been set for the first person to succeed in crossing Australia from south to north. Although this was a large sum at the time, only two men set out to try and receive it. One of them was Robert O'Hara Burke. His navigator was William John Wills.
Links telling the story of the Burke & Wills expedition.
Diaries, sketches, paintings, photos and books.
Pioneer of the Australian Outback
For the first time, William John Wills' short life is examined in its entirety.
In doing so, Van der Kiste details the character and motivations behind the man whose meticulous diaries secured the Wills name for posterity.
Now 150 years on, Wills' biography is a gripping tale of human endeavour.ISBN: 9780752458557 Published: 11-05-2011