Harman, KE, Stress on the job: stories unearthed about Indigenous police trackers, The Melbourne Age, Australia (2020) [Newspaper Article]
Official URL: https://www.theage.com.au/culture/books/the-indige...
Sometimes the smallest details reveal the biggest crimes. When some Aboriginal trackers and their captain were investigating the disappearance of a convict ticket-of-leave holder near Maitland in December 1845, one of the trackers discerned an ant labouring under the weight of a large maggot. This, the tracker knew, indicated that putrid flesh was nearby. Not far off a busy ant colony by a stump hole revealed the burial site of the missing man.
|Item Type:||Newspaper Article|
|Keywords:||history, Australia, New South Wales, Aboriginal trackers|
|Research Division:||Indigenous Studies|
|Research Group:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history|
|Research Field:||Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology|
|UTAS Author:||Harman, KE (Associate Professor Kristyn Harman)|
|Deposited By:||School of Humanities|
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