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PYKE, W.T. (editor).

Savage life in Australia.

The story of William Buckley the run-away convict, who lived thirty-two years among the blacks of Australia.

Stock Code
105166
Melbourne, E. W. Cole, 1889
£575

Known as the 'wild white man', Buckley, bricklayer, and soldier, was sentenced in 1802 to transportation for life for receiving stolen goods. Buckley was one of several convicts who escaped from the settlement at Sorrento and was the only one to survive. Wandering along the southern coast of Victoria, he was befriended by an Aboriginal tribe who believed him to be the reincarnation of a recently deceased chief. After many years living with the tribe, Buckley eventually surrendered, warning the authorities of an aborigine plot to rob a visiting ship. For this and for his services as an interpreter and intermediary, he was offered a free pardon.

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Royal 8vo, [2] 92, [4] pp., includes 11 pages of ads, 12 illustrations, original brick red cloth lettered in gilt to upper cover, rubbed, slight damp marks to covers, a very good copy.

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