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Jungara Ghost (1906)

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Morning Post 1906 (June 12)
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Morning Post (Cairns, Qld. : 1897 - 1907), Tuesday 12 June 1906, page 3National Library of Australiahttp://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44430936
The
Jungara
Ghost.
By
 
Ishmael
.'-^
I
recollectwhen
stationed
ia
thCult
making
thu
acquaintance
cf
stockman
from
.CanobieStatio
 .-Liuc'J
Daly,
and
one
morning
aswwore
enjoying
our
pipes
on
thc-
balconyat
HHy's
hotel,
thecouversat
iuuturned
on
ghosts.
Iletold
us
that
 on
one
occasioi.when
travellingwith
a
mobof
cattie-500
fatsfrom
LorraineStatfouthey
were
camped
at
a
place
on
th{'lindersRiverwhere
a
bend
in
thcriver
formed
a
naturalpaddock.H
yvas
a
lovely
moonlight
night,
ant
thecattle
wore
camping
well.
ll
was
just
past
midnight
 whenhe
.caine
on
watch-whensuddenly
thocattie
began
toget.
restless,
walking
about
and
bellowing
low,when
he
himself
felt
a
peculiarsensationcreeping
over
him,
but;
theend
was
not
long
to
waitfor,
as
like
a
flash
«i
lightning
there
came
fromthedi-
rection
oftheroadá
man
-
ona
whitehorse
whichmadestraightfor
thecattle.Of
course'there
wasa
.breakand
a.
very
severe
ono', as
auy
one
acquainted¿with
droving
knows
what
a
stampede
of
a
mdbot
bullocks
means
hudwhattroubleami
damage
it
brings
initstrain.
-
.
i
Daly
wasa.new
-hand
on
the
roadsi
pud
heafterwards
found
outthat
ihj
..-j
.pears
j»ait
a
brick
shanty
wa?
ia
i
'
I
I
existence
at
thisplace,andthe
story
1
i
goesthat
one
'day
a
stockman
when
'
maddenedwiththevile
decoction
sold
at
suchplaces,
attempted
to
put
hishorse
overa
largelog
near
thegousewiththeresultthatthe
was
thrown
and
was
killed
on
the
spot,
and-as
a
consequence
his
spirithauntstheplace.This
was
toldto
measa
solidfact.
Anotherinstant-.;of
a
ghost
and
a
mob
ofcattleand
I
'will
-get
on
withotii:phost
story,which
is
a
positiv«
fact.
 
Amob
'
of
~
Sra.veiling
cattle
fromthe
Cai
nyssaatthc
crossing
otthe
Cambooya
road
on
EtonVale
Creek,
the
usual
camping-ground
tor
tra\el ing
stock',
as
thecreekforms
a
boundary
onone
side'thebanks
a
boundary
onone
side'thebanks
beingthickly
studdedwithwillowtrees,
nearone
of
which
wasa
gravejust
one
ofthose
lovely
gravesthat
are
to
befoundinmany
parts
ofQueensland.Thodrovers
wereaware
ofthefactof
thcgravebeing
there.It
was
a
very
dnrk
night
und
threatening
rainend
Itu:
menon
watch
had
a
veryanxioustime,thecattle
smelling
the
coming
storm
were
giving
thc
men¡all
theirwork
to
do
tok
-Op
thteni
on
thecamp.About2
a.m.a
terrificstorm
came
howling
across
the
plain
withextravivid
lightning
airddeaf-
ening
peelsofthunder.Thenthetroulile
began
in
earnest
thecattle
bellowing
andsniffingtheairand
facing
thedirection
of
thegravethewhite
palings
ofwhich
were
plainly
visible
at
eachflashoflightning,when
suddenly
one
flash
more
brilli-
antthan
th'.'
otherrevealed
a
whitefigure
some
distancefromthegrave,this
wes
thesignal,
ns
with
one
mad
rush
thecattlebrokeandscattered
allover
thoplain.Next
morning
the
cause
ofthe
stampede
was
revealed.A
swaggie
hadmadahiscampinthebedoftho
c-reuk.and
whenthe
rain
came
on
he
thought
hewould
make
amove
to
thedrovershutand
to
keep
himself
dry
he
wrapped
hiswhiteblanketaround
him,
and
unluckily
forthedrovershe
passed
thegravejust
as
the
lightning
flushed.
.
Nowabout
our
ghost
we
hadbeen
outto
Jungara
on
FreshwaterCreekthat
is
a
party
of
us
going
outby
 
the
2
o'clock-trainand.returninff.
Itt*vt-rv
pleasant
«.>? .
 -r.-.-v
.-
-
.-
ng~~
was
good
cno
'tigh
to
lend
usa
lanternwhich
not
onlyproved
usefulin
walking
tothestation
a
distanceof
J
of
a
mile,butalsoto
stop
thutrain
as
thc
night
was
fairlydark.Our
party
consis-tedoftwoyounggirls,theirfather,.
a
friendand
myself.
On
Saturday's
a
carriage
is
always
left
at
Jungara
siding.Wetook
possession
ofthis
and
were
having
a
gaytime
spin-ning
yunisand
otherwise
enjoying
ourselveswhen
one
ofthcgirlswho
wus
.sitting
nearest
thewindow
fac-
ing
theroadsaid,
 
Here
come
the
Chinaman
forthe
lamp.
Afewminutes
elapsed
'andtheChinamannst
putting
in
an
appearance
we
asked
 
.What
hasbecomeofyour
Chinaman,.Stella
'-
?Shereplied
:';
1
don't
know,but
I
saw
himpass
tito
carriage.
'He
was
dressedinand

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