Wills, William John, 1834-1861

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Dates:
Birth 1834-01-05
Death 1861-06-28

Biographical notes:

Explorer and astronomer. 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.

From the description of Correspondence, 1839-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81121480

Explorer and astronomer. Wills migrated to Australia in 1852 and in 1860 he was given the position of astronomer and surveyor with and expedition led by R. O. Burke to explore central Australia. They reached the Gulf of Carpentaria but died on the return journey.

From the description of Papers, 1839-1863. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77584646

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Subjects:

  • Explorers--Archives

Occupations:

  • Astronomers--19th century
  • Explorers--19th century

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)
  • Australia (as recorded)