85 Branch Street Scituate, MA USA E-Mail Directions Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (October-April), Sep 10, Sep 10, THE DIG TREE A TRUE STORY OF BRAVERY, INSANITY, AND THE RACE TO DISCOVER AUSTRALIA’S WILD FRONTIER. by Sarah Murgatroyd ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 10, A shimmering reconstruction of the Victorian Exploring Expedition, which sought to traverse Australia south to north and needed no clairvoyance to predict its end in disaster.
Apr 26, ‘The Dig Tree is a beautifully told story which manages to get beneath the skins of an addictive bunch of egotistical, generous, mutinous, pig-headed and brave characters.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Murgatroyd demonstrates a profound understanding of topography and climate in this gripping tale, and writes with compassion about the explorers.
The Dig Tree Welcome. Historic Dig Tree Reserve is a site of achievement and tragedy.
The Burke and Wills expedition set up camp at the Dig Tree on the north bank of Cooper Creek. Brahé maintained base camp at the Dig Tree while Burke, Wills, King and Gray set off for the Gulf of Carpentaria. Brahé waited month after month for their return. Apr 06, year-old tree in Scituate falls to the chainsaw.
The main trunk of the tree was estimated to weigh 30, to 40, pounds. [The Providence Journal / Estimated Reading Time: 5 mins.