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Nicholas Pateshall's record of his experiences in Port Phillip provides a rare insight into convict life.
The remnants of a barrel from first settlement at Sullivan Bay.
The first settlement at Sullivan Bay wasn't a success, with convicts and settlers alike struggling to stay alive.
The second attempt at convict settlement in Port Phillip Bay brought to light an embarrassing blunder by previous explorers.
In Victoria's early days of penal reform, the vilest criminals faced the most fearsome punishment – the prison hulk.
After 32 years living in an Aboriginal community, William Buckley found himself stranded between two cultures.
William Buckley's mysterious life has long been an inspiration for writers and historians alike.
A chance encounter led William Buckley to a new life in an Aboriginal community.
Escaping from a convict settlement was William Buckley's first step towards becoming the ‘Wild White Man'.
He was a man of strong opinions, and a central figure in the early years of Port Phillip.
They may have both been called 'Eliza', but Batman and Fawkner's wives were very different women.