To celebrate the 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills historic expedition, Dr Jonathan King will lead a group of environmentalists in retracing the steps of Burke and Wills with a view to examining changes in the environment in the time since the pioneers set off on their ill-fated journey

Government Shows its support

Government Shows its support
Our government shows its support of the 2010 environmental expedition

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

The expedition begins

Jack Thompson launches the 150th Anniversary Burke and Wills Environmental Expedition on the 20th Aug 2010 Royal Park Melbourne

Angela, Simon, Mark, Tony and the team at Ballarat Kings Cars hand over the Pajero's that will make the trek to the Gulf to Steve Broomhall and Jonathan King

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Award-Winning Filmmaker on board

Michael Dillon - multi award-winning documentary filmmaker will be capturing the environmental expedition on film. The Burke and Wills team are ecstatic to have such a well-respected filmmaker join the team.

Michael's work can be seen at his website http://www.michaeldillonfilms.com.au/ including details of his latest award-winning documentary "A little Bit Mongolian"

About Me

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Inspired by his passion for history Dr. King is an extraordinary Australian who has led an extraordinary life. An award-winning author of 25 books on Australian History, he has written thousands of articles for newspaper and magazines, produced and presented more than 20 TV documentary films, appeared on hundreds of tv shows and acted as resident historian on many radio programs. Fighting for the environment since 1988 he helped fund and organize the first national summit of the Australian Conservation Foundation, worked for the United Nations's Environment Program and as director of Sting's Amazon Rainforest Foundation. But Perhaps Dr. King's greatest achievements have been his award-winning live re-enactments of great historical events, including most famously, the privately-funded 1988 Australian bicentennial re-enactment of the First Fleet -Australia's largest ever live spectator event (est audience 3 mill). In 1988 he was presented with Australian of the Year Award (Victorian division) and in in 1989 the Australian Achiever Award by the Prime Minister Bob Hawke for his fleet which was also voted best event of the Bicentennial Celebrations. www.jonathanking.com.au