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The Wild Man and ........
The Wild Man and ........

Gold Museum, Ballarat

The Wild Man and .....
The Wild Man and .....

Gold Museum, Ballarat

The Wild Man and ........
The Wild Man and ........

Gold Museum, Ballarat

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The First Settlers discover Buckley

Buckley Discovering Himself To The Early Explorers

The Wild White Man and the Blacks of Victoria 2nd Edition

The First Settlers discover Buckley

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William Buckley 1888
William Buckley 1888

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William Buckley, the wild white man W

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William Buckley 1888
William Buckley 1888

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The hulks of HMS Calcutta (right)

HMS Excellent and HMS Calcutta

Wood Engravin 1875
Wood Engravin 1875

Buckly's Falls (Lower LHS)

The hulks of HMS Calcutta (right)

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Buckley's Galleries

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Our large colored engraving represents a scene of a somewhat romantic character which occurred in the early days of Victoria. It is a meeting which took place on the 12th July, 1835, between a wild white man who had been long associated with the blacks, and a party of the first white settlers. On the left of the picture we see the settlers who had come over from Tasmania, and some blacks they had brought with them from that island, though originally belonging to the Sydney side; the hut of the white men and the gunyah of the blacks are visible close to the sandy beach at a place on the shores of Port Phillip Bay, which, since the days of early settlement has been called Indented Heads. Both the whites and their black companions look with astonishment at the appearance of a man, gigantic in size, who is recognisable on the right of the picture clad in a kangaroo skin, and armed with the spears of the natives, and with a waddie or club. One of the settlers laying his arm on the shoulder of another points with mingled wonder and fear to the complexion of this gigantic visitor, neither black like the natives, nor white like the settlers; and, also, to some marks on his bare arm, which seem to indicate the possibility of his being a long lost country-man of their own. The tableau is very striking, and the story is one of the cherished traditions of the country.

WILLIAM BUCKLEY, THE WILD WHITE MAN OF VICTORIA

Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne), Sat., 24 April, 1869, page 91

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Who was Buckley?

William Buckley Bent's News and Tasmanian Three-Penny Register (Hobart Town), Saturday 30 September 1837, page 3

Tasmania. Death of William Buckley The Argus (Melbourne), 7 Feb., 1856, Page 5

The Life and Adventures of William Buckley The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.), 7 March, 1856, Page 7

WILLIAM BUCKLEY. THE "WILD WHITE MAN Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946), Saturday 12 March 1870, page 6

WILLIAM BUCKLEY, THE WILD WHITE MAN OF VICTORIA Illustrated Australian News for Home Readers (Melbourne), Sat., 24               April, 1869, page 91

Why Buckley's Falls?

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Etemology of Buckley's Chance?

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Waroon, The Strong 

A fictional and serialised story about the times of William Buckley.

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Fyansford.com Research Resource

John Helder Wedge

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1835 Walking the Hills with Wedge and Buckley On Tuesday 18th August 1835, the first steps were taken toward the colonisation of Geelong by John Helder Wedge, a surveyor working for the Port Phillip Association. After setting up camp at Indented Head, Wedge guided by William Buckley who had lived with the Mon:mart clan of the Wadawurrung people for 30 years and knew the area well by its indigenous names, headed into the unknown for a seven day tour. Making observations they walked from Breamle

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Wedge 1

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Wedge 2

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Wedge 3

1835 Walking the Hills with Wedge and Buckley On Tuesday 18th August 1835, the first steps were taken toward the colonisation of Geelong by John Helder Wedge, a surveyor working for the Port Phillip Association. After setting up camp at Indented Head, Wedge guided by William Buckley who had lived with the Mon:mart clan of the Wadawurrung people for 30 years and knew the area well by its indigenous names, headed into the unknown for a seven day tour. Making observations they walked from Breamle

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Recreating the Country Blog

William Buckley,

the Wild White Man

Sorrento Bay and beach in detail

Suzy's Home Page Details
Suzy's Home Page Details

William Buckley, the Wild White Man

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Sorrento Bay and beach in detail

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Suzy Keys

William Buckley

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The first settlers discover Buckley
The first settlers discover Buckley

This work shows William Buckley meeting John Batman for the first time at Indented Head after decades living with the local indigenous community. It's interesting to note that John Batman wasn't actually there when Buckley arrived at the camp. We also know from written accounts that there were no women at the camp. By Frederick William Woodhouse, 1861

Monument Australia
Monument Australia

200th Anniversary of First European Settlement (2003)

Prison Hulks
Prison Hulks

A dummy representing a convict, in a straitjacket inside cell no.9 on board a prison hulk. Note the upward curve of the cell's wall, which is formed by the hull of the ship.

The first settlers discover Buckley
The first settlers discover Buckley

This work shows William Buckley meeting John Batman for the first time at Indented Head after decades living with the local indigenous community. It's interesting to note that John Batman wasn't actually there when Buckley arrived at the camp. We also know from written accounts that there were no women at the camp. By Frederick William Woodhouse, 1861

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Postscripts to Australian History

Postscripts to Australian History
Postscripts to Australian History

POSTSCRIPTS TO AUSTRALIAN HISTORY The Argus (Melbourne) Aug 1946

Postscripts to Australian History
Postscripts to Australian History

POSTSCRIPTS TO AUSTRALIAN HISTORY The Argus (Melbourne) Aug 1946

Postscripts to Australian History
Postscripts to Australian History

POSTSCRIPTS TO AUSTRALIAN HISTORY The Argus (Melbourne) Aug 1946

Postscripts to Australian History
Postscripts to Australian History

POSTSCRIPTS TO AUSTRALIAN HISTORY The Argus (Melbourne) Aug 1946

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The Argus, Melbourne 1946

Waroon the strong
Waroon the strong

A fictional and serialised story about the times of William Buckley.

Waroon the strong
Waroon the strong

A fictional and serialised story about the times of William Buckley.

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Waroon, the Strong

Colonial Times, Hobart 1848

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State Library of Victoria

William Buckley Books

Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia The Life and Adventures of William Buckley, the Runaway Convict

First edition copy of John Morgan's 'The Life and Adventures of William Buckley ...'. Small, green hard cover book with green leather spine and corners. Gold embossed title on spine. 1852

John Morgan 2002

Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia The Life and Adventures of William Buckley, the Runaway Convict

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Some of my images

William Buckley The Wild White Man Frederick Grosse 1828-1894 engraver

Grosse, F. Engraved portrait of William Buckley, The Wild White Man. The Newsletters of Australasia. Number XIV. August 1857.

Cartoon by Oslo Davis Source Museum Victoria

William Buckley The Wild White Man Frederick Grosse 1828-1894 engraver

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Fyansford.com

An Internet Search

National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia

My trusty "Go to" site

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If you are doing any research it's worth getting a library card

Google William Buckley
Google William Buckley

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National Library of Australia
National Library of Australia

My trusty "Go to" site

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WWW

Thirty Years

Among the Blacks of Australia

Source. TROVE
Source. TROVE

William T. Pyke, 1904 Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia: the life and adventures of William Buckley the runaway convict

PDF Book Lead-in
PDF Book Lead-in

Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia

William T. Pyke, 1904
William T. Pyke, 1904

Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia: the life and adventures of William Buckley the runaway convict

Source. TROVE
Source. TROVE

William T. Pyke, 1904 Thirty Years Among the Blacks of Australia: the life and adventures of William Buckley the runaway convict

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Wiliam Thomas Pyke

Buckleys Falls

 28/01/2019

 By Andrew Breach

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An interesting perspective is presented in the book: Living with the Locals p.28

The story of William Buckley –

through others’ eyes pp.26-49

(Apologies:

Sample not complete. I need to purchase a copy)