Burke and Wills Camp Site. Pamamaroo Creek. NSW
Our next objective was to visit the Burke and Wills base camp at Pamamaroo Creek on the River Darling.
If you like an incredible adventure then read "The Dig Tree" by Sarah Murgatroyd, to find out what really happened on the ill fated 1860 expedition of Burke and Wills. You could not have made it up! Such an incredible and unfortunate story left us wanting to see where it actually happened.
There was dissent within the party and the deputy-leader George Landells resigned. Robert O'Hara Burke split the party, heading north to Coopers Creek with half the men, stores and animals. The remaining men, stores and animals made a depot camp at Pamamaroo Creek and a sign and cairn mark the site of the camp. This camp was used for the remainder of 1860 and for most of 1861.