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16-September-2013
16-September-2013

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders / Sandra Brown

Cairn commemorates Burke and Wills Clump Camp XIV.  

The Burke and Wills Clump is an area of land beside the Murray Valley Highway containing eight box trees, the remnants of a timber belt marking the likely 14th campsite of the Burke and Wills journey. The site has significant associations with the ill-fated expedition of two of Australian history's most notorious and celebrated explorers.

 

Location

Address:Murray Valley Highway, Lake Boga, 3584
State:VIC
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.49
Long: 143.701944
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Landscape
Sub-Theme:Discovery
Actual Event STart Date:05-September-1860
Actual Event End Date:05-September-1860

Dedication

Front Inscription

The Burke and Wills Clump

Camp Site No. 14 - sixteen days out of Melbourne.

In this vicinity on Wednesday 5th September 1860, Burke and Wills camped on their way to the Gulf of Carpentaria.  In the expedition were 22 men including 3 Afghan camel drivers, 23 horses, 26 camels and 3 large covered wagons.

"At 9.00 a.m. we left that nice spot Reddy Lake and arrived at a belt of timber between Lake Tutchiwap and Lake Boga.  Here we camped.  The distance travelled today was 18 miles."  Ludwig Becker, Expeditions artist and naturalist.

 

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