The Argus (Melbourne, Vic.

: 1848-1954), Friday 19 September 1952, page 3

Kaditcha man treads death in the Centre
Alice Springs, Thursday
^

KADITCHA whose feathered man, feet spell death to aborigines and trouble to whites, is the Gran
Spungs
tendcnt
Gianites

A

ires goldfields. More than a dozen living natives near field the with the Wailbri tribe have sickened and died suddenly in the past three months.
The

Hospital
has
to flown
j

to white mans medicine the feai against induced Kaditcha plague of News the Granites Kaditcha man was biought to Alice Spiings by Mr Goidon Chapman, part-ownei of the mine theie He brought his only son to Alice for hospital Michael tieatment
ti

supenn out

aborigines
one

have

only
"Kaditcha!" And

answer:

with each mysterideath a of group natives silently goes bush
ous

The aboiiginal population has diopped from 150 to 30 in a few months Kaditcha has many tiibal to the meanings all But aboiigines end in death
' '

They won't
Civilised natives
at

tell

Springs shiugged

Alice when they to explain weie asked what men Kaditcha are and how and thev woik disclaimed all knowledge of them But they all looked appre hensne Alice Springs whites say Kaditcha influence is tust as to fatal aborigine an as the bone pointing Dr H Welton Alice
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