Burke and Wills’ Dig Tree

Burke and Wills’ Dig Tree stands on the bank of Cooper Creek in far south-western Queensland. In 1862 Brahe and his men waited there for Burke and Wills to return from their attempt to cross the continent to the north and back. Click here to find out more about the Dig Tree .

In 1964 The Royal Historical Society of Queensland was appointed Trustee of the Dig Tree Reserve, on the bank of Cooper Creek in far western Queensland.

The site comprises approximately 0.5 hectares and was gazetted on 4 July 1964 as: Reserve for Memorial (Burke and Wills Camp 65 and “DIG” Tree Purposes (R.7.) being Portion 1 as shown on Plan Cpr.2 deposited in the survey office. In the County of Cooper, Parish of Oontoo in The Cunnamulla Land Agent’s District (Queensland Government Gazette, 4 July 1964, p. 1083 ). From time to time The Royal Historical Society of Queensland organises trips to the Dig Tree.¬†Such trips have occurred in mid 2015 and before that in in April 2012. The Royal Historical Society of Queensland¬†recognises the role of the Nappa Merrie Station and the Bulloo Shire Council and their ongoing partnerships in assisting the Society with the management of the site.

 
The RHSQ visits The Dig Tree in 2012

The RHSQ visits the Dig Tree in 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RHSQ visits the Dig Tree in 2015.