The Mail (Adelaide, SA : 1912 - 1954), Saturday 8 May 1926, page 18

INLAND MYSTERY

'

Ghost of Cockawarra
(By. Larrapinta)

several other men sent out, were but? all returned in a few days with tale. the same .Finally 2fr. Held sent put a Chinaman; but he. too, returned, giving his reason that he had 'heard

this

buggy
tracks;

come me

no come on, likee.' no

on,

leaivee
?

no

After this
place

Mr.

Reid
wrtrth
*

decided

that

the

wasn't
.

dsf£35W.S£

all the let Cocka trouble, and take warra care of itself. A few later, in 1889, that part years of the country was leased by the Kqron gooloo Pastoral Company, one and I was of the party of musterers wit* canvped about a mile away from, the Cockawarra subject ctf hut the the Katurally brought tip, and one of my 'ghost' was Johnson, and I went up to mates, Tom sleep at the hut to see if there was took my We anything in the yarn. Ivo a Wackboy couple of cattle and
. .

n°fFUl+d

T2r the
th the

'nfertunate

Held0
Heid.

bi£
v

6t8ttl0n -''* manaser.. who
aw»'K«r

££n£ toll totbnSa Mr!
immediately
went

hmv»*v

i brins the boundary half
a

back

rider

in.

They joumev Reid beside
was

to fdund

mih Dg€r

^ftD IH****
t?ack

of the Cook

return Wm
new

had
and

e*T-ir-:-l.

bUrIed later
a

the
sent

n,^
out

He had only been there for a brief period, when one evening:, just as he was about to go to bed, he heard the sound -of a bW£ v?\i?&1l approaching the hut. HtTFe
Jjusb. the usual hospitality, but when the bug^y seemed '^??f .nand t06 ?oUnd suddenly ceased ^Thintang the driver, had either got off the track or had lost his bearings, he along- the track walked toward where he thought the buggy was,: eoo-eemgr at intervals, but only the eehd of his own cries answered him. After an hour or so of searching: and shouting- he returned to his -hut ami next morning' rode for miles adong the track and through the sur roundings country without meeting any fresh tracks or seeing anyone.

f110^*^0 to

man

Cockawarra.

The first night was un dogs with us. eventful, but next evening,' just as we turning In to our blankets, our were rushed to the door two dogs suddenly and to bark. Ivo. the blackboy, began was esleep in front of the fire, was who after call awakened by 'the noise, and to ing in the dogs and Ordering them 'lie down' us he informed that a buggy was approaching from the north. Tom Johnson and I In a few minutes outside to greet heard it also, and went The the travellers, whoever, they were. could dis until we nearer drew sound the jingle o* the harness tinctly hear and crunchinfe of the gravel beneath the it suddenly ceased. men wheels, and three set off. along Calling the dogs, we ascertain- what the was to ?the track had of the stoppage, as the sound cause to have too plain, and natural seemed anything ghostly about it.
. '

Mystery Unsolved
^

P^'ii&i tf^eller with

Although at shouting

we

Walked intervals,

at' least we

a

mile,
saw

met

or

Place Abandoned

was more

~

still greatly puzzled, and was when the same thin* occurred -again that night, and every time. -Thai bo played Bight at (the aame on im nerves that he returned to the head station and resigned his Job. After this several

amazed,

the shape of htJrses.or trap, ths nearly full moon lighted like daylight. We there up -the country fore returned to tb- hut to mnke another we search daylight. at Although rode fdr moles in circles 'around the hut we failed to find a single fresh track. Since then I have heard the subject of a many this 'ghost' discussed around but I have never fire Cutback, camp a plausible explanation heard it I was 'Like many heard others who sceptical until my own ears 'assured me not imaginary, and that tiie sound was two in addition I had witnessed dogs it is 'Whether barking on hearing it. still to. oe It is 35 I tlon't 'know. beard there. since I was years ago
.

nothing m although

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