The Burke & Wills Expedition is undoubtedly Australia's most famous exploration venture. The drama acted out on Cooper Creek in 1861 shaped the history of the nation and has become fundamental in developing a sense of identity and place.
It is eactly 150 years since Burke & Wills' epic journey from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The evocative tale of blunder and bravery has been told many times, but nobody has attempted to walk in the explorer's faded footsteps across the entire continent.
In 2008, Dave Phoenix walked across Australia following the Expedition's route. This webspace details the preparation and progress of this remarkable venture.
'Following the faded footsteps of explorers.....'