The Land (Sydney, NSW : 1911 - 1954), Friday 21 December 1951, page 22 The Old Pioneering Days

'the headless hors
By
AY back
drovers in

W.R.C.
bad

the

1870's

the-Black

a Hay, had sheep did not mind camping as not readily as cattle. stampede The was supposed to be He camp explained that he horse headless a haunted by colored light clothing a headless rode who

Deniliquin

and

Swamp, reputation

though

of

the road cattle with there, because
on

between

drovers,

sheep do

wore

-

and

man, blackened his face and head, liorse. in tlieni practically who Hard-bitten making stockmen, in ghosts, hadvisible at night. did not believe His black horse from appeared cattle their stampeded it said, because he headless, cattle the when this camp; and all over, with was whitewashed after rounded were daylight up the its of it was that a fair exception head, always found hard to see was on out cattle of anywhich of very number dark a night. were big mob missing. did not Mates Some he drovers, who of his, explained, the in believe supernatural, fair numbers of picked up headless horse cattlo a actually saw from scattered every mounted on headlessherd, and a had their own man, ways the mob of disposing of them. horse, galloping into

and
It

causing
was

a

stampede.
but
it

impossible,

hap have
less

The

dying
been,
an

man's

pened.

story may invention, but no,
of the
ever

other

explanation
Horseman

Head

Aggressive
One

Ghost
Quinn,
a

has

been

put forward.
who natural

believed

Ned there was explanation for any

drover,

seemingly

happening, gal supernatural headless loped alongside the
horseman of out

southern district 300 lost between and 400 in last week's cold spring chickens snap.

Mr.Hope

VINCE

McNALLY, road, In the

of

Good

tried to pull him of Instead his saddle. object,' he was his achieving himself unhorsed by a terrific
and

punch

on

the

jaw.
went
'eighties

The headless horseman in the out of business of last century because
even if-

non-believers

supernatural, stages so that
have to
camp

drovers, in the their arranged not they would Black at the

Swamp.
un mystery remained until in the late 'nine ties, was an who man old dying in a hospital in northern told the Victoria, hospital authorities, truthfully or other the Headless wise, that he was Horseman.

The solved

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