Sunday, June 2, 2013

Tharwa girl killed by dingos

The Canberra area has many stories involving dingos. This caught my eye some time ago but re-appeared on another unrelated search today and thought it worth a mention. Its a shame that nobody knows her name and that her only seeming reference is a brief mention in someone's recollections but this nameless girl, age also unknown, was reportedly killed and eaten by dingos at Tharwa in 1845. Gruesome death.

If anyone has or knows of any other references to this vague mention I'd be pleased to know.

UPDATE 4/6/13 Dave Wheeler kindly pointed out John Gales reference to the event...

The 1st clipping... From the original article...

The Argus - Saturday 25 January 1947

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