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William Buckley engraving William Macleod 1886

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William Buckley


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Antique print relating to Australia


William Buckley was a convict who escaped in 1803 and lived near Barwon Heads, where he lived with the Wathaurung Indigenous people for the next 32 years. In 1835, William Buckley met John Batman and his party at Indented Head. He left with Batman and worked in Melbourne as a labourer, building Batman's house on the hill. He also became an interpreter and mediator between Europeans and Indigenous people. In 1838 he left for Hobart and lived in Tasmania til his death in 1856. Part-page illustration from 'The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia'. Partial text / image on reverse. A couple of tiny spots.

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artist After William MacLeod (1850-1929)
method Wood-engraving
date 1886
size 170mm by 100mm (sheet)
SKU AU7452