Portrait of Watpipa, the Aboriginal guide

Watpipa, an Aboriginal guide who accompanied the Burke and Wills expedition for a day. Many explorers engaged Indigenous guides for the duration of thier trip, Burke chose not to.


Ludwig Becker, 24 September 1860. Drawing: watercolour, pen and ink.


Accession number: H16486


From the State Library of Victoria's Pictures Collection.


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Burke, Wills & Aboriginal guides