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Burke & Wills Conference: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of Robert O’Hara Burke

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

$25 – $35

The President and Council of The Royal Historical Society of Queensland invite you to this conference to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert O’Hara Burke in Ireland.

Booking is essential. Ticket price includes the conference and morning tea. More information can be found here.

9am registration for 9.30am start.


Dr David Phoenix
The Dig Tree Dilemma: Why Brahe’s Tree is the Real Dig Tree

David Dodd
Dr Hermann Beckler MD: A German Doctor in Practice in Moreton Bay 1856-1858 and his Role with the Victorian Exploring Expedition

Professor John Pearn
Enduring Heritage: The Numismatics and Philately of Burke and Wills

Philip Castle
Australia’s Most Ambitious Exploration of the 19th Century: Courage, Perseverance, Bad Luck and Foolishness

Aaron Patterson
King, Kin and Country: Burke, Wills, King and Yandruwandha

Jim McCourt
Robert O’Hara Burke: Courage and Perseverance


May 29
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
$25 – $35


The Royal Historical Society of Queensland


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