Buckley’s Chance

Emerging from the Victorian bush in 1835 after thirty-two years with the Wadawurrung people, William Buckley has never ceased surprising Australians. In this episode, hear how an illiterate escaped convict became a rare link between alien cultures. Buckley changed Victorian history forever, and even today his story can still offer us rare insight into pre-colonial Indigenous lives.


Paul Michael Donovan, academic at Federation University
Professor Fred Cahir, academic at Federation University
Barry Gilson, member of the Wathaurong people
Benjamin Marshall as William Buckley
Jamie Gleeson as John Helder Wedge

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