Gun found in Robert O'Hara Burke's hand

The metal and wooden hand gun found in Burke's hand, but it is now believed that it actually belonged to Wills. This gun was stolen from the Library in the 1944, and when it was recovered the barrel had been cut down.


Created pre-1860. Realia: metal and wood.


Accession number: H15352


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Royal Society of Victoria