<h1>ADJUNBULLY Joseph Rick</h1>

1890 - The Wagga Tragedy. - THE MISSING MAN RICK. - WAGGA, Saturday: - The Police have returned to Wagga after searching the Tomoroma district for the body of Jacob Rick, which search was started on May 16. They joined the local Police and black trackers, and went twenty-five miles along the Adjinbilly Creek to its junction with Bag Creek. They examined the waterholes, which were full, and baled them out. On Wednesday week they went to the place where Eick and Smidt camped, and found a small bottle and gold specimen, and examined the tail races, this being a mining district. On Sunday one party found a small quantity of hair in one of the excavations. The earth hole was baled out and the place thoroughly searched, but without success. They then went to the place where Kick and Smidt worked on New Year's Day. The miners consider they did not give it a fair trial prospect. Eick was not seen alive after this. As far as can be gathered, Smidt went to Tumut with a waggonette, when it is stated Rick picked up with another man in Gundagai, and left with him in the train for Victoria. The police will pursue the traces of Smidt, which are only very slight. They hope, however, to be able to report success shortly. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 7 June 1890).

1901 - SUPPOSED MURDER. SYDNEY, March 28. - Sensational news has been received from Adjunbilly, near Gundagai. An Indian hawker, whilst hawking along the Adjunbilly Creek, came across the headless body of a man. The head was lying several yards from the body. It is believed that a case of brutal murder has been discovered.- (Ref- Kalgoorlie Western Argus (WA : 1896 - 1916)(about) Previous issue Tuesday 2 April 1901).

1901 - SUPPOSED MURDER NEAR GUNDAGAI. A HEADLESS BODY FOUND. Gundagai, Thursday. Sensational news has just come to hand from Adjunbilly. An Indian hawker, who keeps a store at Tomorroma, - whilst; hawking along the Adjunbilly. Creek, came across the- headless body of a middle-aged man. The head was lying several yards from the body. The Indian's attention was attracted to the spot by the scenting of his dog. It is believed that a case of brutal murder has been discovered. The Indian left the body as it was lying, aud reported the matter to the Tumut Police. - The local police are also going out to investigate. - (Ref- Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal (NSW : 1851 - 1904)(about) Previous issue Friday 29 March 1901).

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