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The Dora Dora Blacks

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Tuesday 19 January 1892, Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal

A wire yesterday says that two armed blackfellows supposed to be the Dora Dora murderers; called at the residence of a selector, 12 miles from Walcha, near Orandumby Station, about midday on Saturday last. A party of four police, with a black tracker, went quickly in pursuit. The blacks are only about a day and a half’s days journey from the Macleay, where they will reach very rough and difficult country. Parties of police at the head of the Macleay and at Cunderang and Long Flat direction will try to intercept them should they take that route. It will prove very rough, mountainous country, impassable for horses for miles upon miles. The Macleay and north coast police are exercising the utmost vigilance, and it will not be their fault if the blacks are not captured.

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April 19, 2011 at 8:17 pm

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