In this final episode on Buckley & the Wathawurrung, we hear about what happened after Buckley made contact with Batman’s party from the Port Phillip Association.
He eventually moves back into the white society, trying to live a quiet, conflict-free life and records his recollections of living amongst the Wathawurrung.
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Music, IMAGES & other links:
- Intro/Exit music modified from: ‘Grand Canyon’ by David Löhstana [CCFM Music]
- Sound snippet: Nyindi-Yindi Corroboree: Trible music of Australia, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbCqBrW10SM
- Background: Freesound Bush sounds, birdsong in Australia
- Bundjil Creation Story, 2021. Online. [Accessed November 2022]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aonUI6ZGWrQ
- Bunjil Geoglyph | Monument Australia. Online. [Accessed November 2022]. Available from: https://www.monumentaustralia.org.au/themes/culture/indigenous/display/96636-bunjil-geoglyph
- The story of Bunjil, as narrated by Aunty Joy Murphy AO , Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Elder., 2021. Online. [Accessed January 2023]. Available from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzs78j4IQBw
- The Saffron Waldon Museum. http://www.saffronwaldenmuseum.org/
- Image, Batman’s Huts, Indented Heads August 1835. Victorian Collections. Online. [Accessed December 2022]. Available from: https://victoriancollections.net.au/items/5b72594621ea6b0f605860b4