27. May 2020 - 18:30 till 19:30
ADAM COURTENAY – THE GHOST AND THE BOUNTY HUNTER - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre | Geelong Library | Wednesday, 27. May 2020
In 1803, a convict called William Buckley fled an embryonic settlement in the land of the Kulin nation, to take his chances in the wilderness. For 32 years Buckley lived as a Wadawurrung man, learning his adopted tribe's language, skills and methods of survival. The outside world finally caught up with Buckley in 1835, after John Batman, a bounty hunter from Van Diemen's land, arrived. The theft of Kulin country would end in the birth of a city. The frontier wars had begun. The son of one of Australia’s best known storytellers, Bryce Courtenay, Adam Courtenay is a writer, journalist and bestselling author of The Ship That Never Was. Adam consulted with the Wadawurrung Aboriginal Corporation in Geelong in the researching of this book.