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The Botany of the Burke and Wills Expedition

By News Team Posted Under Burke and Wills

In our Burke and Wills: Then and Now stories we highlight the work of the expedition's artist, naturalist and geographer, Ludwig Becker.


Also taking part in the expedition up to Menindee was plant collector and doctor, Hermann Beckler. Beckler collected many hundreds of plant specimens, which the government botanist, Dr. Ferdinand Mueller, added to the Melbourne Herbarium and used to establish a variety of new species.


Historian Dr. Linden Gillbank is giving an illustrated talk on the botanical legacy of Beckler's work this Wednesday 17 August. For further details please visit the Royal Botanic Gardens website events page.

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