The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley
The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley tells the remarkable true story of the escaped convict who spent 32 years living with an Aboriginal tribe in south-eastern Australia before white colonization.
On a stifling hot Christmas night in 1803, William Buckley, a young English convict, escaped from the doomed first settlement of Port Phillip Bay in South Eastern Australia, choosing to risk the unknown of the hostile Australian wilderness rather than surrender his freedom. His account of joining and living for 32 years with an Aboriginal tribe, is one of the greatest survival stories ever told.
Written and directed by Malcolm McDonald.
The Extraordinary Tale of William Buckley aired on ABC TV in 2009