Australia’s Inland Explorers

Burke and WillsGregory Blaxland, William Wentworth and William Lawson
– found a route across the Blue Mountains. From Australian Museum

Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson video
– video describing crossing the Blue Mountains. From Mooroolbark East Primary School

Robert O’Hara Burke and William Wills
– the first explorers to successfully cross the continent from south to north. From Australian Museum

Burke and Wills video
– video explaining the Burke and Wills expedition. From Mooroolbark East Primary School

Australia’s Inland Explorers

Ludwig Leichhardt
– completed one of the longest inland explorative journeys in Australia, From Australian Museum

Thomas Mitchell
– discovered much of the best farming land in western Victoria and central Queensland. From Australian Museum

John McDouall Stuart
– crossed the interior of Australia from south to north. From Australian Museum

Charles Sturt
– charted the river systems of Australia. From the Australian Museum


Slater, A 2009, Burke and Wills Camp Site. Pamamaroo Creek. NSW, photograph, Flickr, accessed 3 May 2013, <>, Creative Commons license: <>.