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Burke and Wills: ‘end the wandering’

Burke and Wills: ‘end the wandering’

After more than 150 years of wandering, the custodians of the Burke and Wills legend say it’s finally time to settle a commemorative statue in an appropriate setting. The statue is currently sited in the City Square on the corner of Swanston and Collins streets but will need to be moved during construction of the

No rest for Burke and Wills

It seems there is no rest for Burke and Wills, with the statue of the ill-fated explorers likely to be moved again due to the construction of Melbourne Metro Rail. The pair died in 1861 after leading an expedition from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria and dying in the outback on their homeward journey.

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