Monday, July 15, 2013

'You've Got Buckley's": The Legend of William Buckley Under Scrutiny

He is Australia's most famous convict - so famous we have a colloquial phrase that can be heard from coast to coast.

"You've Got Buckley's!"

You've heard it said, but do you know its original meaning?

Most people know William Buckley escaped from Victoria's first penal settlement in Sorrento in 1803, and lived for 32 years with the Wathaurong people. But then what? What do you know about William Buckley's life after his surrender to John Batman at Indented Heads.

Jan "Yarn" Wositzky is a storyteller and musician who will fill in the gaps at a performance designed for school groups and the general public. Read the event preview on Weekend Notes here.

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