The last of the tribe
At the Yass aborigines' camp a snake came out of the brushwood and attacked two small children who were playing. A dog owned by James Carroll, father of the children, attacked the snake furiously, but was bitten on the leg. The snake made off into a briar bush, was got out and killed by a black boy, Ferdy Bell. The dog, which died from the bite, was one of the best trained sheepdogs in the district.
Great interest was taken in Yass over the trial of the blacks at Goulburn in connection with the death of John Fullerton at Yass show. The local blacks were jubilant at the acquittal of their countryman. A number of aborigines from the Yass camp stayed at Goulburn throughout the trial.