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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.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2017, 19 December 1888

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