William John Wills

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1834 – 1861

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Who was William John Wills?

William John Wills was a British surveyor who also trained for a while as a surgeon. He achieved fame as the second-in-command of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition, which was the first expedition to cross Australia from south to north, finding a route across the continent from the settled areas of Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria.

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Born
Jan 5, 1834
Totnes
Education
  • St Bartholomew's Hospital
Died
Jun 28, 1861

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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