Burke and Wills is one of the most enduring stories of exploration in Australian history and we have re-written it from a very unique and engaging persepctive...

Our show is written from the point of view of John King, the only survivor of the Race to the Gulf on which Burke, Wills, King and Charley Gray departed in 1861. It is an ideal device to engage the kids from the start to the end of the show and ensures they pay attention, laugh and learn about this amazing journey.

The other star of the show is Billy the Horse. Billy belonged to Burke but we have created a special relationship between him and John King to add more excitement and emotional engagement into the show. Tina created Billy from wire and a bridle and Simon brings him to life during the show with his puppetry and mime skills. 



Central themes: Adventure, explorers, Australian history, Indigenous Culture.

Central learning focus:  Theatre, history, European and Indigenous Culture, discussion, literature and literacy.

Suitable: Grade 3 and above.

Pricing: $5.00 (ex GST) per student.

Please note there is a minimum of $500(ex GST) for up to 100 students. 

Credits -


Max Ablitzer - http://www.maxablitzer.com/

Burke's Song performed by Welders Dog - http://weldersdog.com/


Written by Simon Storey

Costumes, Set and Billy the Horse by Tina Storey 

Great ideas and input by Amelie and Sam Storey 





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