Saltbush Bill, Knight of the Stockwhip gives performance to Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.

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Title

Saltbush Bill, Knight of the Stockwhip gives performance to Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.

Subject

Popular culture, Saltbush Bill, Knight of the Stockwhip, Buckingham Palace Performance, Buckingham Palace, Royal family, boomerang, stockwhip, William Mills, stockwhip king, knight, knighthood, bush, Australian bush

Description

Born in Victoria, Saltbush Bill was dubbed ‘Knight of the Stockwhip’ and travelled throughout Australia performing feats with the stockwhip. The royal family invited him to perform for them in London at Buckingham Palace, which he did. He was presented with a jewelled tie pin for his efforts. As Knight of bush skills, Bill displayed talents with the indigenous hunting tool, the boomerang as well.

Creator

Unknown

Source

National Library of Australia

Publisher

The Sydney Morning Herald

Date

27 March 1912

Rights

National Library of Australia

Format

Newspaper article; PDF

Language

English

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Original Format

Newspaper Article; PDF

Citation

“Saltbush Bill, Knight of the Stockwhip gives performance to Royal Family at Buckingham Palace.,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed August 22, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/372.