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Hairy Wild Man Killed (1903)

Hairy Wild Man Killed (1903)

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The Hillston Spectator 1903 (Aug 14)
The Hillston Spectator 1903 (Aug 14)

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The Hillston Spectator and Lachlan River Advertiser (NSW : 1898 - 1953), Friday 14 August 1903, page 3

Was
or it

the 'Hairy Man,' Yahoo,' l' of the Wild Blackfellow

'

the Aboriginals? If neither,

What

was

it ?

letter to the editor of that journal, as follows : Sir, According to promise I
— —

A writer in the Observer addresses a

Qdeanbetan

account an send you some took place when animal
came

of

what
where

strange

very close to brothers were camped On this occasion many years ago. (a out on Tearce's Creek we were Tidbinbilla small stream between myself and
in search of of cattle.
we

part of tho day
remains
a

cow

In the early the across of ours (we could
came

j

!

recognise the beast by the ktsad, as only take the the blacks would tongue out) that the blacks had speared and roasted, as evidenced by
their stone
oven

which

was

close by.

We searched the creek during the day, and having seen no indication of cattle being there, decided to return to the place where the cow had been killed and camped there
a for the night as it was for the safe keeping of

seconds passed before Joseph sang Here the thing is,' and fired out, had. at it with a small pistol he Neither William or myself, owing it. to the scrub, etc., got a sight of it like blackfellow a was Joseph says did We a with blanket on him. not hear it going away, but tried to it, thinking set our throe dogs after find whore the thing out they might tbem to not could but we get went, Had the thing been a little move. could havo seen later in coming, we it as the day began to what was, dawn in less than a quarter of an hour Yours, etc., after Joe fired at it. Geo. Graham Webb. interviewed Harry Wil Having the liams in re the animal he saw blacks kill, he pointed out to myself of McDonald Mr. and John (Williams) he height the Urayarra, was at the time, and we considered he would be from 10 to 12 years of The locality where the blacks age. killed it was below tho junction of the Yass River with tho Murrum bidgee. The animal got into some of and the blacks
'

torches

good place
our

horses.

The weather was very hot and dry of March. in the month —it was None of us had There was no moon. watch. a We bad supped as usual Some time in the and lay down. have been night, I think it must late. awake, the others were I was asleep and I heard a noise similar to what an entire horse would make when looking over a fence at a mare. the I heard it again, and awoke four others. We heard it for some
or

it was out where it with their hidden, and then killed a There were nullah nullahs. good it, killing of and blacks at the many he saw two blackfellows dragging it down the hill by its legs. It was

to

find

like
over

but covered black man, hair. G.G.W. with grey
a

all

five
we

times, whon

the noise ceased,

could hear something walk ing along the opposite side of the in a line with our range, and when it coming down hear camp, we could
but
in the
came

direction

of

our

camp.

As it

could hear the heavy it. At this time our terrified with fear, dogs became us for against crouching were and protection. On account of a fallen had to the make a detour to get to where we Joseph was at the lower end were. the upper and of this tree, I was on Not many William in the middle. along we breathing of

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