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Past Stokie's pub at Thackaringa and German Charley's shanty at Mount Gipps, a
straggle of men with spring carts and horses or nothing but strong boots pushed
north nearly two hundred miles to the rush at Mount Browne. At the riverports of ...
At the nightly camps along the track, waggons, barrows and handcarts lay by
muddy waterholes with baggage strewn beside them. Horse teams were
overloaded, and as the horses had eaten hay on the sea trip and now ate coarse
grass they ...
From there to Kimberley three or four homesteads were the only habitations in
570 miles, and these homesteads lost countless horses and cattle. The manager
of Spring Vale reported that 'great numbers of men from Queensland have
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