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Atlas Obscura Buckley’s Bunyip

Located in Aireys Inlet, part of the Great Ocean Road resides this magnificent sculpture.

William Buckley was deported from the United Kingdom to Australia as a convict. He was bound for a convict settlement, however, he escaped into the bushland. While hiding in the region barely able to survive, he befriended the local Wathaurong People.

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‘Mr. Lizard and Gumnut Baby’ Statue

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Princess Theatre

Discover Princess Theatre in Melbourne, Australia: One of the oldest theaters in Australia, it's also said to be haunted by a performer who died on stage.

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Victoria Police Museum

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