Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

BACKWARD GLANCES; WITH CHRIS NIELDExtracts from the Daily Examiner 50 Years Ago Today

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IN reply to the enquiries made some time ago in aThe Daily Examinera about Jack Hack, a bullock skinner at Ramornie Meatworks, information was supplied yesterday by a former Graftonian, Mr. George Cole. The name was Jack Slack and he held a record time of 3 minutes 40 seconds, and was claimed to be the fastest bullock skinner in the world. Mr. George Hashwood, who was the champion skinner at the Ramornie Meatworks, challenged Slack for 10 a side. With the record time, Slack won the title of champion of the Ramornie Meatworks.

SIXTY-five years ago, a gang of men could be seen chasing wild horses and kangaroos in the Glenugie district. Today, of that gang, there remains only one member, Mr. George Cole. At the time, Mr. Cole was a boy resident on a selection belonging to Mr. Charlie Bonfield, a prominent Grafton solicitor, who was also a member of the gang. Mr. Cole said yesterday leader of the gang was Mr. aAba Chapman. He had two kangaroo dogs, Poly and Ben, who continuously assisted him in his hunting. …

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