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Successful Exploration Through the Interior of Australia From Melbourne To The Gulf Of Carpentaria By William John Wills
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: William John Wills (5 January 1834 – c.June/July 1861) was... More > a British surveyor who also trained as a surgeon. He achieved fame as the second-in-command of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, which was the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north, finding a route across the continent from the settled areas of Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria.Wills was born in Totnes in Devon, the second child to Dr William Wills (1800 – 28 September 1889) and Sarah Mary Elizabeth Wills (née Calley, 23 December 1800 – 19 February 1880). He was one of seven children;He lived at the family home at Ipplepen and as a young child he contracted a fever which left him with "slow and hesitating speech". Excerpt from:< Less

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