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The Life and Adventures of William Buckley; Thirty-Two Years a Wanderer Amongst the Aborigines of Then Unexplored Country Round Port Phillip, Now the

The Life and Adventures of William Buckley; Thirty-Two Years a Wanderer Amongst the Aborigines of Then Unexplored Country Round Port Phillip, Now the

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By (author) John Morgan

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  • Publisher: Theclassics.Us
  • Format: Paperback | 52 pages
  • Dimensions: 189mm x 246mm x 3mm | 109g
  • Publication date: 12 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1230243666
  • ISBN 13: 9781230243665
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 737,515

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER II, DISCOVERED BY NATIVES.--VISIT THE TRIBE.--ALARMED BY SEA ELEPHANTS.--NATIVE GRAVE.--FOUND NEARLY DEAD BY NATIVE WOMEN, WHOSE HUSBANDS MAKE ME PRISONER.-- FIGHT.-- CORROBBERREE.-- UNEXPECTEDLY FIND SOME VERY EXTRAORDINARY RELATIONS. --THE FIRST PALET6T. ANOTHER BATTLE, IN WHICH MEN AND WOMEN ARE KILLED. BODIES BURNT. CHALLENGE TO FIGHT GIVEN AND ACCEPTED.--ELOPE- MENTS, AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES. "He stood alone, --beneath the deep dark shade Of the Australian forest, where the trees, A century old the youngest of them, made HoUow and mournful music in the breeze." Onr day when I was indulging in these meditations, and gazing round from my Robinson Crusoe hut upon the surface of the waters, I thought I heard the sound of human voices; and, on looking up, was somewhat startled at seeing three natives standing on the high land immediately above me. They were armed with spears, and had opossum skins thrown over their shoulders, partially covering their bodies. Standing as they did, (c)n au elevated position, armed too, and being myself C totally defenceless, I confess I felt alarmed; so that hoping I had not been seen, I crept into a crevice in a rock near at hand, where I endeavoured to conceal myself. They were however soon upon my track, and shouting what I considered to be a call for me to come out, I resolved to do so; indeed I could not have remained there long on account of the water. With but faint hopes of meeting with good treatment at their hands, I crawled out from my shelter, and surrendered at discretion. They gazed on me with wonder: my size probably attracting their attention. After seizing both my hands, they struck their breasts, and mine also, making at the same time a noise between singing and crying: a sort of.

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