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Wills, William John (1834 - c. 1861)

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Explorer and Astronomer
Born: 5 January 1834  Totnes, Devon, England.  Died: c. 29 June 1861  Queensland, Australia.
William John Wills migrated to Australia in 1852 and in 1860 he was given the position of astronomer and surveyor with an expedition led by R.O. Burke to explore central Australia. They reached the Gulf of Carpentaria but died on the return journey.
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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 8 August 2006

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Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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