Image: Carved Emu Egg - E092441 Peter Harris

Carved Emu Egg - E092441 Peter Harris

This emu egg was one of the first eggs carved by Peter Harris, an artist currently based at Lake Cargelligo, central New South Wales. Peter was living at Menindee at the time he carved the egg and was fascinated by the adventures of Burke and Wills. Menindee was the staging post for their last, fateful trip, an appropriate place to carve a commemorative egg about their expedition.

Stuart Humphreys
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