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The Resource The ghost & the bounty hunter : William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country, Adam Courtenay

The ghost & the bounty hunter : William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country, Adam Courtenay

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The ghost & the bounty hunter : William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country
Title
The ghost & the bounty hunter
Title remainder
William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country
Statement of responsibility
Adam Courtenay
Title variation
Ghost and the bounty hunter
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Just after Christmas 1803, convict William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation (now the Port Phillip area), to take his chances in the wilderness. A few months later, the local Aboriginal people found the six-foot-five former soldier near death. Believing he was a lost kinsman returned from the dead, they took him in, and for thirty-two years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods to survive. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's Land, arrived in the area, seeking to acquire and control the perfect pastureland around the bay. What happened next saw the Wadawurrung betrayed and Buckley eventually broken. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10848057
Cataloging source
YDX
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Courtenay, Adam
Dewey number
994.5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Buckley, William
  • Batman, John
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Victoria
  • Victoria
Target audience
adult
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William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country
Label
The ghost & the bounty hunter : William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country, Adam Courtenay
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066423353
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733340390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1131774056
Label
The ghost & the bounty hunter : William Buckley, John Batman and the theft of Kulin country, Adam Courtenay
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066423353
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
306 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780733340390
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1131774056

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