Burke and Wills’ Dig Tree

 

Burke and Wills’ Dig Tree stands on the bank of Cooper Creek in far south-western Queensland. In 1861 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 .

The Royal Historical Society of Queensland was made Trustee of the one-acre Dig Tree Reserve. This Reserve was gazetted on page 1083 in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 2 July 1964 covering about one acre.

Following a further survey in September 1985, on page 285 in the Queensland Government Gazette dated 22 January 1987, the following area was gazetted: R 7 being lot 1 on plan CPR4 an area of 4470 square metres in the Parish Oontoo, County Cooper, on the bank of Cooper Creek in south-west Queensland. The second gazettal was based on the survey by Paul A McDonald LS in September 1985.

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.