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Burke and Mr. bushmulch.bar Harris. Off on location check. September 19, The Burke and Wills expedition set up camp at the Dig Tree on the north bank of Cooper Creek.
Brahé maintained base camp at the Dig Tree while Burke, Wills, King and Gray set off for the Gulf of Carpentaria. Brahé waited month after month for their return finally. Located on the northern bank of Cooper Creek, the Dig Tree is a Coolibah (Eucalyptus microtha). In John Dick carved Burke’s face into another tree (the Face Tree) about 30 metres downstream of the Dig Tree.
The site is as Burke and Wills and companions would have viewed it nearly years ago. These trees are direct a link to the Estimated Reading Time: 40 secs. Jan 20, The Dig Tree is important in demonstrating the evolution of Queensland history, because the Burke and Wills expedition contributed to the opening up of the Australian inland to pastoralism. During the s settlers, including the Duracks and Costellos inhad pushed into the Channel Country grazing their sheep and cattle along Coopers.
The Burke and Wills Dig Tree on the banks of Cooper's Creek is associated with explorers Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills.
The expedition would prove extremely expensive both financially and in lives, yet was ultimately successful in its bid to beat South Australia's John McDouall Stuart to the first north-south crossing of the continent.
The tree was blazed on 21 April by William Brahé and party who had remained at Cooper's Creek while Burke, Wills, Charles Gray and John King forged ahead to the northern coast of Australia. Brahé's party was finally forced to abandon the depot and trek.