Inspired by that tragic and ill fated exploration by Bourke and Wills, to cross the Australian Continent from South to North.
Coopers Creek played a dominant part on their wanderings and the inscription on the tree records the unfortunate death of its leader, Robert O’Hara Bourke by Alfred Howitt on the 21st day of September 1861.
“Our lives spin on degrees of luck and accident. We know that everything can change in a moment and that our very life can be measured in fractions of time and in who does and does not cross our paths”.
Irony – Fate - Death – Endgame - Consequence of decisions - God’s Sovereignty