Robert O'Hara Burke (Explorer)

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Robert O'Hara Burke (1820-1861).Irish soldier & Explorer of Australia.In 1860-61,with William John Wills,he led the first European crossing of Australia from Melbourne in the south to the Gulf of Carpenteria in the north,but met with fatal consequences in the return trip,when they became lost,and starvation,thirst & exhaustion set in. Burke died along Cooper Creek River,Queensland sometime in 1861,Wills,and all but one European,John King,died in the disastrous ill planned trek..

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1 : 1820 - Unknown, St Clerans Manor House, Craughwell, County Galway, Coonacht
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2 : 1858 - 1860, Broadoaks, 31 Gingell Street, Castlemaine, Victoria, 3450
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