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Thursday 10 January 1924, The Brisbane Courier

LOST IN THE BUSH.

YOUNG MAN’S EXPERIENCES.

KEMPSEY, January 9.

Mr. Ivy Gibson Sunderland, a grazier, of George’s Creek, Upper Macleay River, had an unenviable experience from the Saturday before the New Year to the following Wednesday afternoon as he was lost in the deep gorges of the Upper Macleay. When he realised he was lost, he followed the Macleay River until he came to a place known as The Brook. Meanwhile his absence from town was reported and police and black trackers set out, tracking him for more, than 80 miles. At The Brook he recognised the locality, and made for home, arriving late on Wednesday afternoon. While out in the bush he encountered two severe storms. His sole means of sustenance was green peaches. He is none the worse for his experience.

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