123982114285375 The Personal History of William Buckley: Murrangurk among the First People

The Personal History of William Buckley: Murrangurk among the First People

By: Larkins, Robert

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MINT - a NEW copy. Illustrated with colour plates. Robust, professional packaging and tracking provided for all parcels. 248 pages. As a British soldier who fought against Napoleon, William Buckley served capably and truly but a drunken escapade led to his transportation to a short-lived settlement in Australia, and once there to his daring escape from custody and thirty years of isolation among the First People of the region, who saved and sheltered him. Known to his saviours as 'Murrangurk', Buckley learnt their language and forgot his own. He lived as they did and would later record invaluably his understanding of their customs and traditions. When eventually Europeans returned and conflict between them and the First People flared, Buckley was at the heart of the tumult. He tried to mediate and courageously stopped three massacres, but soon found himself disregarded by the antagonists and dangerously compromised.

Title: The Personal History of William Buckley: Murrangurk among the First People

Author Name: Larkins, Robert

Categories: Aborigines,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: North Melbourne, Arcadia: 2020

ISBN Number: 1925801217

ISBN Number 13: 9781925801217

Binding: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: ID311032

Keywords: aboriginal history Australian history colonial history,