Robert O'Hara Burke
Broadoaks, 31 Gingell Street, Castlemaine, Victoria

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Name: Robert O'Hara Burke
Category: Explorer

Person Summary:

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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Years of Residence: 1858 - 1860
Source: https://vhd.heritagecouncil.vic.gov.au/places/258

Residence Summary:

Robert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861).Irish explorer,who took part in the ill-fated Burke & Wills Expedition of 1860-61,lived & served as a policeman here.

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Broadoaks
31 Gingell Street
Castlemaine
Victoria
3450
Australia

Abode Summary:

Broadoaks was built around 1854,as the residence of Castlemaine's district Police Inspectors,included the ill-fated explorer,Robert O'Hara Burke.

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