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News from the track

By News Team Posted Under Burke and Wills

The Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition team are well on their way north, currently spending a few days in Menindee. I had a great chat with them on Thursday just before they headed out with elder Aunty Beryl Carmichael, who comes from Ngiyaampaa country in western New South Wales, to learn about bush tucker.


We had planned for Michael Dillon and Ben Beeton to upload their videos and art work from their location into our website content management system. But, technology being what it is, we've had to resort to the somewhat old fashioned, but very reliable, Australia Post!


I've particularly enjoyed receiving their packages as they've all had Burke and Wills stamps! Here's a pic of one complete with a Swan Hill Pioneer Settlement postmark:



There will be a lot of videos and images being added to our Burke and Wills stories over the next couple of weeks (you may get to see some of the bush tucker session with Aunty Beryl), such as this one, Re-crossing Mount Hope, where Dr. Jonathan King climbs Mount Hope and and identifies the location of Ludwig Becker’s water colour sketch View from Mt. Hope.


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