This Stamp and Coin Cover issued by Australia Post marks the 150th anniversary of Burke and Wills’ intrepid expedition, which left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria in August 1860.
On 20 August 1860, the Burke and Wills' expedition left Melbourne for the Gulf of Carpentaria. While the explorers reached the Gulf, the expedition ended in tragedy. In June 1861 the two men died on Cooper's Creek. Following their deaths, Burke and Wills were lauded as heroes and they are still remembered today.
Stamp and cover design: John White
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