Robert O'Hara-Burke

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Birthday
6, 1820
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 28, 1861 (41)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
6, 1820
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jun 28, 1861 (41)

About

British officer who became an infamous explorer of Australia.

Before Fame

He led the ill-fated Burke and Wills Expedition through Australia.

Trivia

Although ultimately he succeeded in crossing Australia, seven people, including himself, perished during the journey.

Family Life

His family was landowning gentry.

Associated With

Like Ludwig Leichhardt, venturing into the Australian wilderness ultimately cost Robert his life.