Runaway convicts and shipwrecked Europeans living with First Nations people

Dec 03, 2016, 08:13 AM

Between the 1790's to the 1870's, many shipwreck survivors and convict escapees managed to survive after being taken in by Australia's Indigenous communities.

Living with the Locals tells the stories of some of these men, women and children.

Authors John Maynard and Victoria Haskins join Patricia Karvelas in The Drawing Room.

John Maynard is the Director at the Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies, University of Newcastle and Chair of Indigenous History

Victoria Haskins is an Historian at the University of Newcastle

ABC RN 'The Drawing Room', Producer Barbara Heggen

IMAGE: 'William Buckley introduces himself to Batman's party' (State Library of Victoria) - Image touched up - to view the image in its origibal state see: -

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