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The Ghost and the Bounty Hunter is a story about William Buckley and John Batman - the man who founded Melbourne. It is a microcosm of Australian colonial history, setting Batman’s unbridled ambition against Buckley’s yearning to keep his adopted Wadawurrung tribe and language alive.
The story is about betrayal and double-dealing, but also about reconciliation and cross-cultural exchange. Above all it is the story of love – the love of one man for a people who were destined to be scattered and displaced.
The expression: "You've got Buckley's" is derived from William Buckley’s story.
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