Cooper's Creek : tragedy and adventure in the Australian outback
- by Alan Moorehead.
- New York, NY : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource
- Moorehead, Alan, 1910-1983.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- The ghastly brink
- The expedition assembles
- The journey to Menindie
- Menindie to Cooper's Creek
- To the gulf
- The rearguard
- The return from the gulf
- Back to Menindie
- Towards Mount Hopeless
- The rescue parties set out
- Howitt's march
- Back to Melbourne
- The Royal Commission
- The public penance.
- In 1860, an expedition set out from Melbourne, Australia, into the interior of the country, with the mission to find a route to the northern coast. Headed by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, the party of adventurers, scientists, and camels set out into the outback hoping to find enough water and to keep adequate food stores for their trek into the bush. Almost one year later, Burke, Wills, and two others from their party, Gray and King, reached the northern shore but on their journey back, they were stranded at Cooper's Creek where all but King perished. Cooper's Creek>
- Burke and Wills Expedition (1860-1861)
- Burke, Robert O'Hara, 1821-1861 > Travel > Australia.
- Wills, William John, 1834-1861 > Travel > Australia.
- Burke, Robert O'Hara, 1821-1861.
- Wills, William John, 1834-1861.
- Australia > Discovery and exploration.
- Cooper Creek Region (Qld. and S.A.) > Discovery and exploration.
- Explorers > Australia > Biography.
- Wilderness areas > Australia > History > 19th century.
- Wilderness survival > Australia > History > 19th century.
- TRAVEL > Australia & Oceania.
- Discoveries in geography.
- Wilderness areas.
- Wilderness survival.
- Reprint/reissue date
- Original date
- Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, ©1963.
- Electronic book.
- 1628730404 (electronic bk.)
- 9781628730401 (electronic bk.)
- 9781616080228 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
- 1616080221 (pbk. ; alk. paper)