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Glass plate negative - The tree at Fort Wills, Cooper Creek, South Australia, under which a relief party buried a cache containing provisions for members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861, photographed by Herbert Basedow, 1919

Object type
Glass plate negatives

Object number
1985.0060.3662

Description
Black and white glass plate negative. The caption reads "The famous tree at Fort Wills on the Cooper, under which a relief party buried a cache containing provisions for members of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition in 1861. The tree was marked: 'Dig three feet westward'."

Collection name
Dr Herbert Basedow collection

Photographer
Dr Herbert Basedow

Date photographed
1919
Original negative created

Explorer
Robert O'Hara Burke
Explorer who with William Wills, attempted to cross Australia from north to south

Explorer
William John Wills
Explorer who with Robert Burke, attempted to cross Australia from north to south

Place depicted
Cooper Creek, South Australia, Australia
Site of the Burke and Wills' 'Dig Tree'

Associated date
1861
Year that the Burke and Wills exploration occurred

Materials
Glass, Photographic emulsion

Dimensions
Width: 108mm
Height: 82mm



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