William Buckley Presentation
- What skill did William Buckley have that helped the Aboriginals?
William Buckley fitted in to the Aboriginal tribe well. He didn’t mind being the only non-Aboriginal because he was a help among the Aboriginal tribe. I became as expert as any of them in spearing the Kangaroo and taking fish – and with regard to the latter was generally more successful [than any of them] when fishing alone he wrote. The source to this quote came from these websites:
melbourne/convicts/buckley-and-aborigines> And this website:
What punishment would he do for the British?
William Buckley’s punishment was that he would be sentenced 14 years as a convict in Australia. He had to work every hour, every day. In hot weather he had an hour off. Male
convicts did the hard work such as making bricks, constructing buildings, gardening, and building roads. Some of the convicts had special skills and did the work of keeping records, printing, making pottery, keeping the town clocks but William wasn’t one of them.
3. Where is William Buckley’s tribe on a map?
William’s Aboriginal tribe was in Geelong, Australia. They ruled the whole land until the Europeans came and took it. They were a very small tribe. The name Wathaurong (Wadda-Warrung) is a well-known tribe. This tribe is made up of approximately 25 family group)
that formed part of the Kulin Nation of Aboriginal people. The traditional boundaries of the Wathaurong people is along the coastline of the Werribee River to the Lorne peninsula. It also travels inland in a north western direction towards Ballarat. A map might have been good here
4. Which tribe did William Buckley stay in?
William Buckley’s tribe is called Wathaurong.The Wathaurong people lived in what is now known as Bellarine Peninsula. 30-40 of them were left in the end compared to 300 Europeans. The original owners of the area of Geelong which in Aboriginal is Idjillongi was an Aboriginal tribe called Watharong. They have lived in Geelong for more than 25,000 years.
5. Why was William Buckley in jail?
On the 2nd of August 1802 William Buckley was sent to jail because of one woman. This woman had stolen a bolt of cloth and didn’t want to get caught so she gave the cloth to William. Of course William didn’t know it was stolen so he took it. He was sent to the Sussex Assizes Court to see if he was innocent. But unfortunaly he wasn’t so he had to go to Australia. He boarded the Calcutta (ship) in 1802 and arrived in 1803.
- Who would have sent William Buckley to Australia?
The High Court judge William Deane, sent William Buckley to Australia for 14 years. He graduated at the university of Sydney which he learnt law and art. He became a high court lawyer in 1982. He had replaced an old high court judge Sir Ninian Stephen.
7. How could William Buckley tell the Aboriginals that he wasn’t dangerous?
William Buckley didn’t have to make peace with the Aboriginals because the Aboriginals thought he was a reincarnated spirit of their chief. That was because William was carrying his spear which he had found near the Indigenous man’s memorial. Also because the Aboriginals thought if Aboriginals came back from the dead they would be white.
8. How will William Buckley learn English again? What was it like for William Buckley getting used to being back in white society? William Buckley learned English again quickly and really easily .He didn’t need to try hard because His tongue of English came back and the first word he said was bread. He said that when he was holding a piece of bread. But when he was with the Aboriginals he felt at home straight away. He felt that way because the Aboriginals gave him a wife and a home. He found it hard to fit in first but then it became easy.
9. Which city did William Buckley live in with the British? Where are all the places William Buckley lived during his life? William Buckley was transported to Port Phillip Bay when he was 23 years old. He was on the ship HMS Calcutta on April 1803. They arrived October 1803 and William Buckley was one of the first British people ever in Australia. William Buckley was born in Marton, Cheshire, England. When he was 6 he went to live with his mum’s dad in Macclesfield. 1799 he was sent to Netherlands to fight against Napoleon.
Then he was transported to New South Wales for 14 years.
Here is the Bibliography:
1 http://ergo.slv.vic.gov.au/ history website ergo
2. https://en.wikipedia.org ask anything there
3. Map: http://en.wikipedia.org/
6. The Life And Adventures of William Buckley by John Morgan
Introduction by Tim Flannery https://en.wikipedia.org
8. http://www.abc.net.au/ and http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/buckley-william-1844
10. The life and adventures of William Buckley by John Morgan and the
introduction by Tim Flannery