The Dig Tree - QLD

  Historic Site


DEG: -27.616941 141.078262
DMS: 27º 37' 0.99" S 141º 04' 41.74" E
UTM: 54 J 6945227mN 507722mE
Altitude: 55.99m


Place Type

Heritage - Historic Site


844.28kms North of Adelaide - Driving 1152 km (22 hours 21 mins)

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Durham Downs QLD
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The tree at the depôt camp that Brahe marked the location of the buried supplies still stands on the banks of Bullah Bullah Waterhole on Coopers Creek in south-west Queensland.

Short Overview: Robert O'Hara Burke had asked Brahe and the depôt party to remain at the depôt camp on the Cooper for three months. The depôt party actually waited for over four months, but by then they were then running low on supplies and starting to feel the effects of scurvy and they believed Burke would not be returning from the Gulf.

Brahe decided to leave Coopers Creek and return to Menindee, but before he left he buried some provisions in case Burke did return and he carved a message on a tree to mark the spot.
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Ballera Gas Field
Distance from The Dig Tree 76.14km E
Mean Max. °C39.337.
Mean Min. °C25.824.621.216.711.
Mean Rain mm29.325.331.410.37.815.

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