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Old 07-18-2005, 01:14 AM
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Steve,

Buckley's chance A forlorn hope, no chance at all

William Buckley was known as the 'the wild white man'. He Was transported from England as a convict for recieving a bolt of stolen cloth. He was part of the First Fleet of convicts to sail to our southern state Victoria. He absconded from Port Phillip in 1803 and lived for thirty-two years with the natives, the authorities presumed him dead (2 others who escaped with him were found dead). He gave himself up in 1835 having lived with natives where he was accepted as a member of the tribe. He lived until 1856.

The story is on http://acaciaward.0catch.com/buckley.htm if you are interested

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Old 07-19-2005, 01:49 PM
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So, Grue,
Does this mean that it'll be a cold day in hades that something will occur?
Ok, I bookmarked the site, and will read it later.
I guess I still don't get the connection from your original "Buckley" comment, and this.
The initial statement almost sounded as though it's goingto take you a really, really long time to catch up on the reading since you last visited.
Thanks for the interesting history lesson. I've long wondered what happened to some of the Buckley's that wound up over there.
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Old 07-19-2005, 03:54 PM
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Steve,

There's another theory that this story was combined with a later Department store "Buckley's & Nunn" that was established around 1850, keep in mind that white Australia started with several penal settlements with free settlers coming here and capitalising on the free convict labour. We tended to hang on to the British heritage rather than was the American experience, and a lot of Rhyming Cockney slang still exists in use to-day.

Hell freezing over = no chance Buckley's = 99% no chance

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