Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Advertiser, Adelaide, Thursday 25 October 1900
RETURN TO DINGO CREEK. Sydney, October 24.
The following particulars have been obtained from the wife of Barraby, the half-caste, relating to the visit of the Breelong blacks to Yarnold's camp, Charity Creek, on Friday.
The preceding day they had robbed Mr. Hanney's house.
The two Governors came to Yarnold's camp just before sundown.
Jimmy Governor had on old trousers an old shirt with torn sleeves and a vest. He had a white hankerchief with red spots tied round his head in lieu of a hat.
Joe was dressed in old torn trousers, a vest, and shirt, with an old felt hat.
Each carried a Winchester repeating rifle, and a little hand bag with ammuntion strapped round his shoulders.
This was all they carried.
There were at the camp Dan, son of Yarnold, Mary and Bella, his two daughters, and a little boy.
The father was at a camp three miles away from the Charity Creek camp.
The boy Dan, who is 17 years of age, was sitting at a fire when the Governors walked into camp.
They were all frightened.
Jimmy asked Dan if he knew who they were.
Dan said '"Yes."
Jimmy asked if any police had been there, and was answered in the nega tive.
Jimmy told him that there were lots of police after them, and asked what kind of rifle his father was using. The boy told him a 22 Remington.
Jimmy said— "I thought if your father was using a 32 I might get some caps off him.
He then asked Dan to give him some tucker.
The reply was that he could only give him a bit of bread, as they
had no tea or sugar. He said that would do. Jimmy then said—"Come on, Joe we will eat it down at the creek here. We will make the whites sit up for it." They then walked away. Mrs Barraby says it is absolutely untrue that the Governors gave Yamold's father or children any money whatever.
Billy Yarnold had a £1 note, but got it from one of the local store keepers for skins sold.
The report that Yarnold lent the Governors horses to get away after robbing Mr. Hanney is, she states, equally untrue.
As a matter of fact, Yarnold had no horses fit to carry them.
A report also that Yarnold gave them flour on a recent visit was entirely without foundation.
Yarnold had a boy sick at the camp, and never left him long enough for it to be possible to carry flour to the Governors.
It is asserted that Yarnold deserted the old camp after the first visit of the Governors, fearing their return. Mrs. Barraby is nearly white, is aged 23, and is very intelligent.
A hut belonging to Mr. Penfold at Manchester Flat, on the Barrington River, was broken into and robbed some time yesterday is supposed by the black outlaws.  
A telegram from Taree states that the outlaws have made it back from the Hastings as evidently things were getting far too hot for them there.
They are again around Dingo Creek, on the Upper Manning, where excellent cover is afforded them, and food is not too scarce.