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William John Wills
  • Name: William John Wills
  • Born: 01/05/1834
  • Died: 06/28/1861 (27 years old)
  • Occupation: Surveyor, explorer
  • Known for: Burke and Wills expedition

William John Wills (5 January 1834– c.?28 June 1861) was a British surveyor who also trained as a surgeon. Wills 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.

Birth Place: Totnes, Devon, England

Death Place: Cooper Creek

Source: Wikipedia

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