Cameleer lived to 107

The Afghan cameleers of early Australia are an iconic part of our pioneering history. Bye Khan, who died in Bourke, NSW, aged 107, deserves a starring role in that history, not only for his longevity. Like most “Afghan’’ cameleers, he would have come to Australia from the north-west regions of India, to train and handleContinue reading “Cameleer lived to 107”

Shoot, you bastard, shoot

Shoot, you bastard, shoot. These were the last words Charles Corse said to his murderer. He had just put his head between his legs – assumedly to present his rear – as he made ‘a disgusting noise with his mouth.” There is more to the story of his death at the hands of mine managerContinue reading “Shoot, you bastard, shoot”