In 1964 the Royal Historical Society of Queensland was appointed Trustee of the Dig Tree Reserve, on Cooper Creek in far western Queensland.
The site comprises approximately 0.5 hectares and was gazetted on 4 July 1964 asReserve 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 Bulloo Shire Council and their ongoing partnership in assisting the Society with the management of the site.