Paperweights and coat button polishers

In April 1861, the explorers Robert Burke and William Wills — sick, starving and desperate to survive — abandoned their surveying instruments and other ‘non-essential’ items in outback Queensland and continued south on their ill-fated journey. More than 150 years later, in a discovery being proclaimed as the holy grail for Burke and Wills enthusiasts, … Continue reading Paperweights and coat button polishers