Strutt, William (1826-1915); Australian. Medium: engraving. Date: 1860. Robert O'Hara Burke (c.1820-61) was an Irish soldier and police officer who acheived fame as the leader of the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition across Australia; The expedition embarked from Melbourne in August 1860 with the intention of finding a route across the continent to Gulf of Capentaria; The expedition was badly organised and badly led and Burke died at a place that is now called Burke's Waterhole on Copper Creek, South Australia. Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.