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 University of Melbourne Author 
Author Cathcart, Michael, 1956- author.

Title Starvation in a land of plenty : Wills' diary of the fateful Burke and Wills expedition / Michael Cathcart.

Published Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia, [2013].


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  994.03 CATH    AVAILABLE
Physical description 213 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Between 23 April and 28 June 1861, Wills documented the torments and disappointments that led to his and Burke's destruction. Surprising to many, though, Wills was not the second-in-command but, rather, the party's 'surveyor, astronomical and meteorological observer'. His entries would go on to help historians understand the circumstances that led to the tragic end of the expedition. Today, the diary is held by the National Library of Australia and forms the foundation of Starvation in a Land of Plenty.
Audience Tertiary/Undergraduate, General.
Other author National Library of Australia, issuing body.
Subject Wills, William John, 1834-1861 -- Travel -- Australia.
Wills, William John, 1834-1861. -- Diaries.
Burke and Wills Expedition (1860-1861)
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- 1851-1900.
Variant Title Starvation in a land of plenty.
ISBN 9780642277909 (paperback)