Re-crossing Mount Hope
Re-crossing Mt Hope
Michael Dillon, Film maker
Jonathan King, narrator
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Dr Jonathan King climbs Mt Hope and identifies the location of Ludwig Becker’s watercolour sketch.
Dr Peter Barker, owner of Mt Hope Station where the Burke and Wills expedition stayed, tells him that part of the area that Becker painted has been turned into a gravel quarry. See also Ludwig Becker's original sketch View from Mt. Hope.
-When the Burke and Wills Expedition got to Mount Hope Station in 1860, the artist Ludwig Becker took some time off to climb up here to the top of Mount Hope, where he sat down with his sketchbook and painted the scene, which featured Pyramid Hill. And today, 150 years later, it looks almost identical.
-That's the painting that Ludwig Becker did when he climbed Mount Hope, looking back towards Pyramid Hill, when he was on the Burke and Wills tour. And you can climb that hill and look back and can line up those hills, and see exactly the same view. But when you line them up, an interesting thing is that hill's now missing, because its a quarry, gravel quarry.
-So they took it away for gravel.
-For gravel, yeah. That hill.
Application of Robert O’Hara Burke
Crossing an ancient crater
Crossing the Terrick-Terrick Plains
View from Mt. Hope. Pyramid Hill bearing S. 30W. Sep. 1. 60
Near our camp at Spewah, Sep. 12. 60
Sketch of route from Balranald to Scot's Station, roughly drawn by dead reckoning.
Nord. end of the Pass through the Muntanie Ranges
Small cavity in Mutwanji Gorge with native drawings and impressions
What does it mean to be an explorer?
Camp on the edge of the earthy or mud plains
Jack Thompson farewells the Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition
Dr Paul Sinclair farewells the Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition
Re-Crossing Terrick-Terrick Plains
Re-crossing Mount Hope
The Arumpo Station region, then and now.
Menindee Then and Now
Jack Thompson talks about nardoo
Burke's Tree Then and Now
Wills’s map from Coopers Creek to the Gulf of Carpentaria
Crocodiles Then and Now
Story education resources
Education Public Record Office: Burke and Wills Graphic Exercise
A close look at the Burke and Wills monument reveals much about the way that Burke and Wills were remembered. Images and questions are provided to produce a short essay on the Burke and Wills statue in central Melbourne. VELS History Standard – Level 6
Education State Library of Victoria: Dig, The Burke and Wills Research Gateway
This website provides two education packages allowing learners to engage with a major event in a way that crosses many areas of the curriculum.
The first package provides lesson plans across five major curriculum areas: science, history, English, geography and art. The second package provides lesson plans for VELS Level 4 (Years 5 and 6), designed as an integrated unit across the curriculum.
Education State Library of Victoria: Deforestation in Victoria
Activities, worksheets and resources are provided to explore environmental issues such as deforestation and introduced species. Historical and contemporary maps show the changes in Victoria's forest coverage between 1969 and 1987. VELS Level 5