Retrieved 18 December - via National Library of Australia.
the history The Dig Tree is the site of the camp on Cooper Creek where Brahé and his men waited for Burke and Wills to return from their attempt to cross the continent to the north and back.
Increasingly worried, Brahe’s camp waited over four months, past the agreed time, desperately hanging on in the hope that Burke and Wills would return. The Dig Tree Welcome. Historic Dig Tree Reserve is a site of achievement and tragedy. The Burke the dig tree history Wills expedition set up camp at the Dig Tree on the north bank of Cooper Creek. Brahé maintained base camp at the Dig Tree while Burke, Wills, King and Gray set off for the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Brahé waited month after month for their return finally losing hope and leaving on 21 April Apr 26, Accompanied by William Wills, a shy English scientist, he was prepared to risk everything to become the first European to cross the Australian continent.A few months later, an ancient coolibah tree at Cooper Creek bore a strange carving: ‘Dig Under 3ft Released on: April 25,