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Queenscliffe Historical Museum Talk: Exploring William Buckley through the eye of the artist David Beaumont

Visitors to the historic towns of Queenscliff/Point Lonsdale will enjoy a one-hour talk from local renowned artist David Beaumont on his exploration of ‘wild white man’ William Buckley (1776-1856) through the artist’s eye. Visitors can mingle with Museum members at morning tea and visit the Museum.

Visitors to the Queenscliffe Historical Museum’s talk on Friday 26 April can expect to hear about local historical legend William Buckley. He was an English convict famous for escaping from the British settlement in Sorrento in the early 1800s and surviving in the Australian wilderness. Buckley lived with the Wadawurrung Aboriginal people on the Bellarine Peninsula for over 30 years before being discovered by European settlers in 1835.

Visitors can stay in the heritage town of Queenscliff, with its beautiful beaches as a backdrop, and learn about its rich history and heritage. They can admire the stately Victorian homes, majestic hotels, quaint shops and beautiful churches. Many of these heritage-listed buildings are now used for accommodation, award winning restaurants, galleries and fashion boutiques.

There are three other museums in the town.

Guided heritage walks are held at 2.00pm every Saturday. Group walks are available at other times by appointment.

‘The William Buckley series may contain references to images of First Nations people who are deceased.’

Event date

Event Details

Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale, Victoria

The venue (hall) is opposite the children's crossing (and the school) in Bowen Road, Point Lonsdale. Roadside signs will director visitors. Parking is available on site and on the roadside.
Entry fee is payable by cash or card at the door.



Entry fees:
Adults $ 10, Concession $ 5, Members $ 5
Attendance limit:
Onsite facilities:
Other things
you need to know:
Plenty of parking available on site or on street. The Geelong to Queenscliff McHarry's Bus (No. 56) runs from Geelong Railway Station to Ocean Grove, Point Lonsdale and Queenscliff. There is a bus stop on the corner of Point Lonsdale Road and Bowen Road, and it is a short walk to the school. There are accessible toilets in Point Lonsdale next to the bowling club and opposite the shopping strip.