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Importance of Tracker Corporal Sambo

One of the aboriginal police trackers from Queensland Links to the KellyGang below, Early Years , Arrival in Victoria, Family ,

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Arrival in Victoria 6/3/1879 I and 5 other Queensland trackers and Senior Constable King under the command of Insp O'Connor had come down to Sydney by ship. We travelled from Sydney to Albury by train and arrived there at about 7 pm on 6/3/1879. The names of my trackers were Troopers Hero, Johnny, Jimmy, Barney, and Jack. We arrived at Benalla at 2pm on 10/3/1879. (RC1073)

I died at Benalla on 19/3/1879 of congestion of the lungs after being sent back form a patrol on the 15th. The change in weather from north Queensland was just too much. We also lacked blanketing and clothing when out on patrol. (Argus20/3/79) (RC1075) (JJK)



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