Historical information

This is the report prepared by the Royal Society of Victoria regarding the ill fated expedition of the explorers Robert Burke and William Wills in 1861. This volume appears to be Chief Justice Stawell's, the president of the Royal Society, personal copy.


The report is rare, held by both the University of Melbourne and the State Library, as well as a few other libraries.

Physical description

Red leather bound report of the Exploration Committee (Burke & Wills Expedition). Gold lettering on front.

Inscriptions & markings

Progress reports & Final Report of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria 1872 on front cover in gold lettering. As well as Library stamp.