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News from Menindee and beyond

By News Team Posted Under Burke and Wills

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:

 

A Menindee local!!
A Menindee local!!

 

 

 

Students met with the BWEE team in Menindee
Students met with the BWEE team in Menindee

 

The Burke and Wills expedition camped on the banks of Pamamaro Creek
The Burke and Wills expedition camped on the banks of Pamamaro Creek

 

Dost Mahomet was one of the cameleers from the Burke and Wills Expedition. Afterwards he lived at Menindee and died there in 1880.
Dost Mahomet was one of the cameleers from the Burke and Wills Expedition. Afterwards he lived at Menindee and died there in 1880.

 

The videos have all been loaded  into the Burke and Wills stories. They include:

 

Menindee Then and Now

 

Dost Mahomet

 

Environmental Expedition Mission

 

Bamamero Creek

 

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.

 

Impressions from the Menindee Lakes, 9 September 2010 by Ben Beeton
Impressions from the Menindee Lakes, 9 September 2010 by Ben Beeton

 

As the journey continues more of his work will be loaded into Culture Victoria.

 

Liz

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