The 'Burke and Wills Expedition' was originally called the 'Victorian Exploring Expedition'
and was organised by the Royal Society of Victoria in Melbourne in 1860.
The Burke and Wills Historical Society Inc was formed in 2005 after a series of conferences in outback Queensland.
The Society has a diverse membership and we welcome members from around Australia and
around the world
who have an interest in Australian exploration history.
Our aim is to encourage interest in, research into and the preservation of anything relating to the
Burke and Wills Expedition and other exploration of Australia and searches for missing explorers.
Burke & Wills CONFERENCE 2013 University of Ballarat
4-5 October 2013
On behalf of the Burke and Wills Historical Society and the University of Ballarat,
we are pleased to invite you to Ballarat in October 2013 for the 5th Biennial Burke and Wills Conference.
This Conference will take a retrospective look at the 150th anniversary of the Burke and Wills Expedition.
Part of the anniversary commemorations included the publication of two remarkable books
which took an innovative approach to rewriting the history of the expedition.