Four more films from the BWEE have arrived on our desks. During their visit to Menindee in North-Western New South Wales, the team met with some of the locals, explored Burke and Wills sites and observed the environmental changes that have affected the area:
The videos have all been loaded into the Burke and Wills stories. They include:
After loading the Becker sketches, I was intrigued to recognise in the videos some of the places that Ludwig Becker had painted or sketched 150 years ago.
We have also loaded the first part of Ben Beeton's visual journal. Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition Artwork These first images combine photographs, sketches and environmental impressions to create a vivid picture of the first part of his journey from Melbourne to Menindee.
As the journey continues more of his work will be loaded into Culture Victoria.