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The Dig Tree: The Extraordinary Story of the Ill-Fated Burke and Wills 1860 Expedition

Biography / Memoir

By: Sarah Murgatroyd

372 pages, B/w photos

Bloomsbury Publishing

Paperback | Jan 2003 | #141175 | ISBN: 0747562989
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Hardback | Mar 2002 | #134177 | ISBN: 0747556776
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In August 1860, The Victorian Expedition left Melbourne, Australia to make the journey into the Gulf of Carpentaria in the northern coast. Only three of them reached their destination. They later discovered that the rest of the party had disappeared, leaving behind only a carved message on a coolibah tree.

'Remarkable. Murgatroyd has an eye for the drama her skill in story-telling and immaculate research, means that there is barely a dull moment' Scotland on Sunday 'A beautifully told story' Sunday Telegraph 'Murgatroyd demonstrates a profound understanding of topography and climate in this gripping tale' Sunday Times

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Sarah Murgatroyd was born in England in 1967. She worked for the BBC.

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