Thursday, May 10, 2012

Safety Beach Noticeboard

The Safety Beach noticeboard  near the beach is a special kind of sign for tourists and anyone who wishes to know the origins of the Safety Beach area on Port Phillip Bay.

The information about William Buckley is especially fascinating.
Unlike many white people in the early days, he adapted to the Aboriginal people in Australia, lived amongst them, and adopted their skills!
From convict to humanitarian!

He arrived a rogue
He wandered the wilderness
He became saintly

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Dianne said...

it's been my experience that most real humanatarians have had a rough start
and a bit of scoundrel in them

Pat said...

He lived quite a life! Very interesting sign!

Lesley said...

I always stop and read signs like this. drives some people nuts, when I do!

Jim said...

Is this the one that was once known as Shark Bay?

Chrissy Brand said...

Fascinating post- I like the colourful sails that draw you into the safety sign. And as someone who lives in Manchester and Cheshire I was interested to learn about a former resident!

Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

Marleen said...

I find these signs very interesting. Nice pictures!

Sallie ( said...

Great history of someone who was way ahead of his time.

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