Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.

ATTACKED BY BLACKS

Mr Edward Locket*, who is at Klmberly goldfieldo, writes hia father aa follows : — I wrote home tno weoka ago, and the day after got ppeared by tho blacks whilst sitting down to breakfast with Buckley of tho Mounted Policy aa old Wans»nnl man (he used to live with Chaldeo itt). He vraa specred In t-ho cht6t I received my spear bwlovr the hip, penetrat'ng downwards about six lncht c. At the t.'mo of the attack we wore sitting la a bush hot.- Fortunatoly, I bad my revolver m my belt, and I «irow ft, and nhot one of the Diggers m the leg, and another m the I stdmsob. Buckley hnd left bid revolver m hia tent, about twenty yards off. To this we relied. Bnakley g<»t hii revolver, and shot down another black, while i snatched np my rifl. j , and dropped another. An wo were nearly anrroonded by blacks, w» mad* for cover. Buck'ey got ao weak that he could not stand, and Ices of blood w«B telling on mo. Fortunately, a man came up, and helped us along. A publican who had formerly walked the hospitals took us under bis care, and has been busy ever since m extracting up'intere of stone — portiocß of tho spear head — out of my wound, and has succeeded m gottine; moßfc of it out Wo are doi'.g pretty well The Mounted Police came up and followed the bheke, and gave them a good dressing down, one oonßUble getting speared m tho band.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

http://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/AG18881219.2.17

Bibliographic details

ATTACKED BY BLACKS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2017, 19 December 1888

Word Count
254

ATTACKED BY BLACKS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2017, 19 December 1888

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.

Working