Burke and Wills Expedition

Events

Burke and Wills start their expedition

august 20, 1860

Arrived in Menindie

october 12, 1860

Burke and wills had to leave supplies and some men here.

Arrived in Coopers creek

November 11, 1860

Burke and wills leave coopers creek

december 16, 1860

Arrive at the Gulf of Carpentaria

february 11, 1861

start return journey

february 12, 1861

Ran out of food

Approx. March, 1861

Burke and Wills had to kill a horse and camel because they ran out of food

Arrived Back in Coopers Creek

april 21, 1861

Followed the creek in hopes of food

Approx. May 1861

Burke and Wills die

june 1861

John King is found

september 15, 1861