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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

What happened...

Longerenong Homestead, when it was owned by Donna in 2010
"What happened to the camels of the Burke & Wills Expedition?" is the title of an article by Donna Bourke published in the Public Record Office Victoria's 'Provenance' magazine Issue 9.
From the homestead verandah overlooking the gardens, 2010
While she owned Longerenong Homestead, Donna Bourke became intrigued by the story of the camels that survived the expeditions of Burke and Wills, after discovering there was a link to Longerenong and Samuel Wilson.
Copy of Eugene von Guerard sketches of Longerenong c1868
The full article story is available online at the PROV's site and it includes a number of William Strutt's images.

There is more information on the camels during the Expedition at the Burke & Wills research archive

For information on the expedition, check out the State Library of Victoria's Dig page

Cameler Dost Mahomet's grave near Menindee in N.S.W. >>

 Dost was a member of the Expedition's Depot Party, and afterwards stayed at Menindee to care for the sick camels

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