William John Wills

Died aged c. 27

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.

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William John Wills 1834-1861 Explorer lived here

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